can anyone explain what the first attempted crows of a roo sound like and the average

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  1. chickenreyna

    chickenreyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone explain or even attempt describe the attempted first crows and average age frame banty cochin roo will start attempting to crow. I heard approx 5 noise attempts this morning That i have never heard before! i cant even begin to describe or explain the noise and i think its my rooster, whom i bought from a TSS type store 11/26, is when he was purchased from a TSS type store.
     
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  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    I had some bantam cockerels that roosted in a hedge outside my bedroom window and practiced their nascent crows beginning around age ten weeks.

    They sounded like someone clearing their throat. "Uh-huh!" Two notes.

    Once one of my young cockerels crowed as early as six weeks, and that sounded like a shrill squeak.

    Standard breeds usually begin crowing around five months and sound like someone gargling. It takes lots of practice to get all the right notes lined up so it sounds like a regulation crow.
     
  3. chickenreyna

    chickenreyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggsperts, a newbie needs your help
     
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    chickenreyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha whatever it was each noise he made was about two of the same noise repetitive after each attempt they got less loud after each time so alll 5 crows first of each 5 .were loudest then it got lower its almost like he made fifteen attempts but three at once in a row i doubt anyone understands what i am trying to explain? ;
     
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    azygous True BYC Addict

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    I understand. Cockerel practice crows are nothing if not confusing. I don't think they even understand what they are doing, and it surprises and confuses them, too.
     
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    chickenreyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol lol i lol'd. That is a very good explanation. Thank you.! :)
     
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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    My Fayoumi cockerel started crowing practice at exactly 28 days of age, and it was hilarious! He'd throw his little head back, so the pins that were going to be hackle feathers stood out straight, and made this one note sound. In a few days it was two notes, and it developed from there. Adorable! I always have adult roosters, so the younglings have someone to emulate. Still, the cockerels make the most amazing sounds at first.
    Practice! It takes practice!
    Mary
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I've had bantam cockerels start crowing while still in the brooder and large fowl not crow until 6 + months. Generally early 'crows' are rushed and squeaky.
     
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    Wildest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a couple different experiences with roosters and starting to crow. I'd have to say that the most common was a high pitch shrill (horror movie scream), with a strange gargle near the end note.

    It is always amusing to listen to them practice.
     
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    Or that gagging/ chocking sound. Or squeaking, especially in the bantam boys.
    Mary
     
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    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Bantam Cochins were always trying around 3 months old and often sounded like rusted screen door hinges. So pitiful. :lol:
     

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