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Cockerel not crowing!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cleo04, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. cleo04

    cleo04 Hatching

    Nov 30, 2008
    Yorkshire, England
    Hiya, I bought a black silkie called Sid in the summer who is now six months old. I bought it thinking it was a she but in the last few weeks has started to show all the male characteristics and now definitely looks like a he. The only thing is he doesn't crow! Is he too young still? Or is it possible that as we don't have a cockerel that a girl has taken on the role of the male in the group? Within the same group there is a white silkie of the same age who is also beginning to look like a boy but doesn't lay or crow! I don't know whats going on! Any advice would be great!! Thanks
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    First.... [​IMG] I'm sure you will find lots of great info on here.

    Silkies can take longer to start crowing than other breeds, I have noticed that with most of mine !!

    Do you have any older roosters around that are all ready crowing ??

    Somtimes a young rooster wont crow in till later if there is an older/head rooster around.
  3. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    He is still young and the crowing is to impress the girls. What girl needs impressing in the winter? Thinking about it, crowing is to bring the girls to see that great big stud...have babies with him and then just hang out all winter, eat and deal with learning social lessons.
    My Scooter is about that age and everynow and then I hear a cock-a-doooooo from him, but come spring it will pick up- or when the days begin to get longer.
    Hope I helped!
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I would LOVE to have a rooster that NEVER crowed... then I could have one.
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    If he doesn't crow you should count your blessings. If he never crows, and you can breed offspring that never crow, you could wind up rich.
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    This guy just crowed for the first time (that I was around to hear) yesterday! I don't know how old he is. I bought him a couple months ago as a probably three or four month old, which might put him around five months old, I'm guessing...? He is a splash marans


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