Picture this. My six day old black Ameraucana baby in the brooder suddenly stands still, at attention. It stretches its neck out and upward as far forward as it can, wings stretched back, looks upward and makes this odd, very loud, trilling cheep in its throat. I've never in all my chick-raising days seen anything like it out of a chick in the brooder. It does it several times a day. I kept describing it to my DH, who hadn't yet caught it in the act, and he says to me this afternoon, "Could it be trying to crow?" Huh? It fits. It really does. I never saw a cockerel crow at six days old, but that certainly describes what its doing. I thought my Barred Rock cockerels crowing at four weeks was early and I haven't even decided what sex this baby was yet, but this is just the wildest and cutest thing I've ever seen! What do you think? Could it be crowing? Actually, I hope not because I dont need another Ameraucana cockerel, but this may be the earliest I've been able to peg the sex of one of my chicks, except for the Barred Rocks.