Crowing Hen? Am I just being wishful...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarah2202, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. sarah2202

    sarah2202 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi chicken friends :)

    Ok my query is this, is this a Rooster or a crowing Hen? I know it sounds silly to even ask, but there didn't seem to be any Roosterish signs until he/she started to crow a few days ago. Now, the "crows" are small/half crows I guess, kind of like this "Cock-a-dooooo" and about four times in a row, a few seconds between and only of a morning. My chooks are an Australorp cross breed. The first chook is Eggbert, the "crower", and is 8 1/2 weeks old.

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    And next is Lucy, this one has not crowed, but pretty identical to Eggbert and a week older

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    Confused Hen? or a Rooster? Any opinions or info would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
     
  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With so much wattle and comb at 8-9 weeks of age those are boys. And anything crowing at that age is a rooster.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are both roosters, as they have a lot of comb for that age.
     
  4. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerels
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of those are cockerels.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Roosters. No female that age is going to crow. A crowing hen is older, usually with hormonal issues. Birds this young crowing are male, period.
     

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