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Crowing hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cosmicmama, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. cosmicmama

    cosmicmama Out Of The Brooder

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    My pullets are about 13 weeks old. I got them when they were 6 weeks old from a reputable breeder who said they were all female. I have two Ameracauna's, 2 RIR's, a Golden Comet and a Barred Rock. Recently, the gray Ameracauna has started crowing in the morning! An immature, but unmistakeable loud crow. This has always been the bossy chicken in the flock and has always been bigger than the rest. I have read that a dominant hen will sometimes crow in the absence of a rooster, but the size of this chicken along with the crowing has me questioning the sex. I live in a neighborhood and I can't have a loud rooster around. Will you guys mind looking at these pictures I just took and tell me what you think? The questionable chicken is the gray/brown Ameracauna.

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  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    boy boy boy boy boy!!!! your "reputable breeder" sold you an EASTER EGGER ROO [​IMG] not an americauna pullet. sorry dude!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sorry, but that's a rooster.

    I know you got him from a reputable breeder, but keep in mind that the hatcheries employ trained chicken sexers and they still only get it right 90% of the time.
     
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have one of the same chickens! The same colors too! Im hoping she/he isnt a rooster because I live in a housing development also! Sooo hoping for you it isnt a roo but looks like it hun! [​IMG]

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that sure is a roo! just comng out of the run you can see it! If it makes you feel better, he's very pretty [​IMG]
     
  6. Wimberleytexaschick

    Wimberleytexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing happened to me, supposed to be 6 pullets, one of the Ameraucanas turned out to be an EE roo- just like yours! Now we are entertained by the idea of a roo and his funny crows! You are not alone!
     

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