Are banty roos as loud as standards???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pampered Hen, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Pampered Hen

    Pampered Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if bantam roosters crow as much as the big guys?
     
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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    Definitely! My OEGB actually crows louder than my Buff Orp roo! [​IMG]
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oooooh, yeah. Mine is way louder....
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I heard my banty silkie roo crow for the first time this morning (we just got him yesterday) and it was so funny. He is in my basement right now in quarantine but i cant wait till he goes outside

    (i think he is a banty anyway) [​IMG]
     
  5. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh god yes! And at a much higher register so it carriers further. My standard roo crows a few times a day while the two banties rarely shut up!
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    What about banty Cochins? My Chicken Encyclopedia swears they hardly crow at all...
     
  7. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is more annoying? A woof from a big dog or a shrill bark from a small dog. [​IMG] They are LOUD.
     
  8. bantamfan

    bantamfan Out Of The Brooder

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    It dpepends on the individual bird. I've had bantams all my life, love them to death, and love to hear em crow in the mornings, or whenever. My lot is two acres, and is zoned agricultural, so I have
    a milk cow, horse, and the bantams as well as egg layers. Drives my neighbors crazy each mornig, and i love it. Their dogs, which should be on a leash have at times killed some of my chickens leave me with no pity for the owners, so let my roo's crow to their hearts content.
     
  9. Pampered Hen

    Pampered Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the replies. I had a wishful thought, but y'all crushed it...

    But hey, what about the mellow banties such as brahma and cochins? Do they also crow as loud and often? Wishful thinking continues...
     
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Yes, specifically, are any of you experienced with quieter breeds?

    My Chicken Encyclopedia swears Cochin Banties are quieter than most other roos- I'm praying that's true...I feel like I've said it 9 times today...
     

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