Black Australorp hen is crowing? Hen or late bloomer?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by slgnfd16, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. slgnfd16

    slgnfd16 Just Hatched

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    Hello BYC memebers! I'm new here as a member, but I've been tuning in for advice, chicken coop ideas ect. However, one thing I can't figure out is this hen/rooster. I've got one definite roo, as he's been crowing every morning, afternoon and occasionally at dinner time.(I've witnessed him crowing soI'm positive he is indeed the crowing culprit) They are 13 weeks old. My roo started crowing awhile ago. They both have long wattles, and tall combs. The reason im really asking for help is because occasionally I'll hear an unfamiliar crowlike noise following the normal cockadoodledoo.I haven't witnessed this, it's usually right before I come out of the house. Naturally they won't put on a show for me. The picture of the rooster is the australorp on the coop roof.[​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    At 13 weeks both australorps are roosters as their combs and wattles are quite big.
     
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  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. My Australorps are about the same age and these look just like my Australorp cockerels. The pullets don't have much at all for comb or wattles yet.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The Aussies are both cockerels. And I hate to say it, but I'm getting a roo-vibe from the red EE in the middle. Do you want to post a better pic of that bird and his comb?
     
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  5. slgnfd16

    slgnfd16 Just Hatched

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    Thank you all so much for your input. Sorry I'm do late responding, still learning how to use the site. Looks like I'll be needing to find homes for these 2, as our coop just isn't big enough to keep them along with getting 2 more hens to replace the eggs I won't be getting from the roos.
     
  6. slgnfd16

    slgnfd16 Just Hatched

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    Here's another pic of our Americauna pullet[​IMG]



     
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    slgnfd16 Just Hatched

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  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    EEs can take a little longer to figure out because of the smaller combs, but a red comb, and pointy hackle feathers = cockrel. Mary
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All three of your birds are male.
     
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  10. slgnfd16

    slgnfd16 Just Hatched

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    Oh my. Well, since 3 out of my 4 birds are cockerels, I might as well post one of my whiteleghorn! She is very skidish, sweet and does her own thing during the day. Now I know why if she's the only pullet! Poor thing![​IMG]
     
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