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crowing pullet?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by earthnut, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. earthnut

    earthnut Songster

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    I sexed my chicks by looking at their wing feathers at a day old, and it seemed to match quite well with the instructions I followed. Today, at 2 weeks old, the pullet looked like she was trying to crow! She stretched her head up, opened her beak, and tilted her head back. She may have been gagging, because the down is falling off fast, but it was a peculiar way to do it! Has anyone had a silently crowing chick that grew into a hen?
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
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    I have an EE bantam that is no doubt a girl, and she does something like that. But i wonder if you are sure that thit breed can be feather sexed? I looked into the method after seeing it on TV and there are only certain breeds you can determine the sex by looking at the wing feathers. I dont know which, but that is what i learned. You should always post pictures with your post [​IMG]
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    Feather sexing only works if the birds were bred for it. It does not work for all.

    Jody
     
  4. earthnut

    earthnut Songster

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    They're leghorns, and the video I followed was showing leghorns, most likely. They looked just like my chicks.

    Unfortunately I didn't get pictures!!! [​IMG][​IMG] glad to know she could still be a she!
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Well, lets see a pic....?
     
  6. earthnut

    earthnut Songster

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    [​IMG] My cameras on the fritz but my aunt took some pictures after xmas so I'll post them when she sends them to me.
     
  7. chickensforever

    chickensforever In the Brooder

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    Hens definitely crow sometimes, I've seen one of our Lakenvelders and one of our Australorps crow several times. It's kind of funny, but I don't know why they can do it.
     

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