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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cbrown86, May 9, 2011.

  1. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are roos when they normally start crowing?
     
  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    It depends on the breed and the individual chicken.
    What kind do you have?
     
  3. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some BSLs, a black cochin and 2 that I am not sure of. The BSLs and Cochin are 8 and 9 wks old.
     
  4. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Some cockerels will start crowing as early as 4 weeks. Some hardly ever crow, depending on their breed and their place in the pecking order. The Cochins are usually not really much of crowers, but I am not sure of the BSLs. I would think by they time they reach about 3-4 months you can start hear some of them trying otherwise.
    If you are trying to distinguish your boys from girls though, just post their pictures and I am sure people on here can help you figure it out. Get a nice side shot to show legs, combs, wattles and feathering.
    Good luck
     
  5. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'm about 90% sure all of mine are girls. I was just curious.
     
  6. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cochins crow all the time. The "teenagers" are all up on the fence rails "practicing" in the morning.
    It is like high school all over again. Cock-er-doodle-ro-oo-ooo.
     
  7. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my black cochin crowed at around 7-9 weeks
    my silver spangle hamburg 7-9 weeks
    my black blue andy around 7-9 weeks
    these 3 sound so much alike it's hard to tell which one is crowing unless i see them

    my golden seabright 9 weeks(heard his first crow this morning)
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It really depends on the rooster. I've had some that don't crow until 14-16 weeks, my welsummer rooster began crowing at 4 DAYS old, and I had an Ameraucana chick that started crowing the day after it hatched.
     
  9. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    true it depends i have a d'uccle that started crowing 3 days before being a month old..but now rarely does
    and a serama that never did till 9 months old now he wont stop [​IMG]
    every bird is like a person everyone is diff [​IMG]
     
  10. Mama2chicks

    Mama2chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My EE started crowing at 8 weeks.
     

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