Crowing hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by poppycock1974, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was positive these two were pullets. This morning the red one attempted a crow then the white one followed. They are 10.5 weeks old and I have already rehomed 2 EE roos from this group that crowed early and had the red comb but now I'm baffled. I watched a few videos of hens crowing on the web and an article said they will sometimes do it when there is no roo around or if one is establishing dominance but I'm just so baffled. Neither one has tried to establish dominance (my Buff Orp is the head pullet right now) and they are both sweet but the red one is not fond of being picked up. When they stand they are identical except for color. Please advise if possible as to roo or pullet.

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Once you can get some photos uploaded, I'll be happy to help sex your chickens. [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    me too
     
  4. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If someone shot me in the foot and made me run a mile it would be less painful than trying to upload pictures right now
     
  5. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    any bird attempting to crow at ten weeks is a cockerel.
     
  7. gizzyntaz

    gizzyntaz Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure about the first, but the second looks almost identical to one of mine, so I'd say pullet.
     
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  8. gizzyntaz

    gizzyntaz Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband thought he heard crowing at 7 weeks but it was just vocalizing. Wait and see.
     
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look like pullets to me. Crowing does mean cockerel, though. Could it have simply been a loud, normal chick sound?
     
  10. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another shot of them[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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