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Crowing Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sublimebri, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Crowing Hen

    0 vote(s)
  2. Rooster

    1 vote(s)
  1. sublimebri

    sublimebri Hatching

    Mar 5, 2014
    I have 2 Buff Orpingtons and a Silver Laced Wyandotte. They are all almost 3 months old. At about 2 months old, the Wyandotte started crowing occasionally. I looked it up on then forums and it seemed she might just be a rare crowing hen... Now, "she" is crowing more and louder and she is bigger than the other chicks and has more masculine features...

    See the video below. Is this a crowing hen or a rooster? If it is a rooster, it has to go because my town does not allow that at all. I have a friend who has a farm that might take him in.

    The best part is that we had named her Cruella from the Dalmatians movie... and now it is more like Crowella.

    I appreciate any insight. If it is a hen, I did get some velcro to create a "rooster collar" to suppress the crowing but I would only do that if it was truly a hen as I want the eggs.

  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    That's 100% a rooster.
  3. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    X2 on rooster
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    That's a rooster. A 3 month hen simply won't crow. Older, dominant hens with hormonal issues can occasionally crow, but not that guy.
  5. JMarch

    JMarch Songster

    Jan 20, 2010
    we had a hen that started crowing years ago, but she was older and had some hormone changes- a young female won't crow. You've got a roo

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