Can a hen crow??? Part 2 with new pics...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Oz Chook, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Oz Chook

    Oz Chook Out Of The Brooder

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    the great debate continues...

    Have taken some new pis, let me know what you think, boy or confused girl?

    These are the neck feathers

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    Her wing

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    Her tail (what little there is of it!)

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    Her face

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    As you can see, I'm optimistically still saying her! lol
     
  2. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say that's a rooster.
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you definitely have a rooster there.
     
  4. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a rooster. They sound ridiculous when they learn to crow.
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I think I have his brother... This bird is approximately 5 months old and has not yet crowed:

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  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    how old is she?
     
  7. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you folks point out some of the reasons you think it is a roo? I need to learn what to look for. John
     
  8. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pointed hackle feathers and green color at the tail.
    Also starting to show a few saddle feathers.
     
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  9. Oz Chook

    Oz Chook Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou all so much. I thought by 4-5 months I was pretty safe that Lucy was a she.

    I heard the crowing myself this morning (it's only 7:30am here now), it sounded more like a duck crowing, but it was definately a crow [​IMG]

    Not wanting to annoy the neighbours any more than what I probably already have, I brought him (s'pose I have to call Lucy a him now, sounds so wrong!) inside until crowing hour had passsed. The cat really didn't know what to make of it and my husband is still probably laughing hysterically as he's driving to work!

    Not at all sure what to do with Lucy now, can't have roosters where I live and he's too lovely to send somewhere to have 'you
    know what' done.....

    Chickngirl yours is a really nice one too, they do look like they fell out of the same egg! [​IMG] What is the other one in the photo, it's really pretty. Is it the boy or girl version? It's mighty unfair that the really pretty birds always seem to be boys!
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    That's a (very messy) golden laced polish cockerel. The pullet to match him is in the back ground of the second and third picture. Those three, the polish and the RIR, all hang together. The pullet polish can't really see for the pouf of feathers on her head so she's rather fun to mess with. [​IMG] With polish, the females have the pretty puff ball and the males tend to have more of a spikey, punk-rock do.

    I was looking at my RIR today and noticed he's starting to fill out more and doesn't quite look so pitiful, but he still hasn't crowed and his comb and wattles are still "hen'ish". The pictures were taken last month. He had me wondering, and still kind of does but other than the wattles and comb and not crowing he really looks and walks like a male.
     

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