Approximate Age Cockerel start to crow?

sourland

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I've had bantam cockerels crow in the brooder at a couple of weeks old and large fowl cockerels that were nearly a year old before they crowed. There is great variation from breed to breed and even within a breed. In my experience Mediterranean breeds and bantams have crowed earlier and slower maturing large birds have crowed much later.
 

Happy Helper

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Mar 12, 2018
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My first hatch had 10 cockerels out of 17 hatch. They were pure Marans and Legbars. The Marans were very vocal, they drove me nuts! They are now in the freezer.
This batch has a rooster that is a Cochin with the mothers being Orpingtons, Plymouth Rocks, White Rocks and Cochins. The other rooster is the Son of the first rooster. Quite a mix!
I will try to get a picture of them soon.
 

Mikaela Taylor

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Aug 22, 2019
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We have a 5 week old one crowing. I have a suspected cockerel that hasn't started yet at age 7 weeks though that may be due to "him" actually being a "her"

I figured usually when a cockerel hears another crow it would try to join in.
 

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