"Claire" has started crowing- CRAP!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Noobchick, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Noobchick

    Noobchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The "hen" we have named Claire has been practicing "her" crowing for the last few mornings. I'm still in a little bit of denial, hoping this chicken is actually a hen but who has taken over rooster roles because there isnt a rooster.

    The chicken in question is an Ameracauna, and I do have another Ameracauna to compare it to. They're about the same size, similarly colored combs the only difference is that Claire's tail has droopy irridescent feathers; Eleanor has black feathers that stand upright.

    After doing some research though it seems that Ameracaunas are especially tricky to sex.

    I know it was irresponsible of me, but I have become attached to all of my chickens as pets. So the idea of Claire becoming someones dinner isnt really a thought I like to consider.

    Once the chicken starts practicing its crowing, what are the chances it could still be a hen?? [​IMG]
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Pictures would help, but based on your description of the tail....she's a he..[​IMG] I'm not allowed roo's either, but my neighbors have said they don't mind. I keep everyone in the coop until about 9 am to help muffle the sound until a reasonable hour, and really, they aren't as bad as the pack of yappy dogs who live across the street. I can barely hear the crowing over the barking. [​IMG]
     
  3. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clair-ance [​IMG]
     
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    floppy iridescent feathers, is very rooooish. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenHeaven

    ChickenHeaven New Egg

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    My friend mentioned to me that hens will start crowing if there isn't a rooster hope it doesn't happen to me sorry![​IMG]
     
  6. Noobchick

    Noobchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lmao! Working on posting pics now. Still [​IMG]
     
  7. BC Williams

    BC Williams Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, it is possible for a hen to 'try' to crow:) I had a crowing hen. It was cute and very feeble!
    Lasted a short time, though. I swear, I think she was just trying to get back at roo and all HIS
    sons for the extended, early morning contest. Quite unnerving when the boys are learning. [​IMG]
     
  8. Noobchick

    Noobchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are pictures: Thanks in advance to you all for taking a look and offering your opinions.


    The two Ameracaunas, for comparison

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    Close up of comb
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    Eleanor, the other Ameracauna, again for comparison
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    “Claire”, in comparison
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    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Claire's comb is huge. He's a cockerel. I'm so very sorry.[​IMG]
     
  10. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Claire is a he... [​IMG]
     

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