Crowing Roosters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by enggass, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    I know all roosters crow to some extent... but are there any particular breeds that that the roosters tend to crow less than others?
    How are BCM, BLRW and BW Americauna in terms of crowing breeds...
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    bantams are quieter then LF. my SPPR bantams don't crow very much
    my buckeyes are over all quiet
    It mostly depends on the rooster they are all different
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I have some Seramas with almost comical crows they're so quiet.

    I've heard very loud BLRWs, BCMs, and Ameraucanas. Unless you find a freakishly quiet one, expect some noise.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Black Copper Marans can be either loud or quiet, but one thing is for sure - Their crow is low pitched enough that it isn't quite so annoying.

    Ameraucanas can be pretty loud. They love the sound of their voice. [​IMG] - And they're on the higher pitched notes, too, so it really belts out.

    As for an actual quiet breed - Oriental Gamefowl, I'd say. They don't crow often, and if they do, it is a VERY deep crow, also a very short crow. To me it is such a beautiful thing to hear.
  5. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:Second the Oriental gamefowl thing, for a less aggressive breed (towards other birds). You could do Brahmas, supposedly they're similar to the Orientals, and do not have the game trait so that you have to keep them separate.

  6. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Thanks. What are some of the breeds for Oriental Gamefowl?
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    I have a couple of beautiful Black Sumatra roosters that crow VERY infrequently. I love the sound of their crows.
    They do, however, tend to be rooster aggressive if you plan on more than one boy in your flock.
  8. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

    May 2, 2010
    My BCM cockerels all crow only in the morning when first let out of the coop. I get maybe ten crows, then that's it for the day. My neighbor's RIR and BRs crow all day long! [​IMG]
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:Smaller birds may crow with fewer decibels, but their pitch can be MUCH higher, and far more annoying. I will take a low bellow over a screetch any day [​IMG]

    Some birds are more quiet than others, but I honestly think it is an individual trait, and that it can vary dramatically based upon the makeup of the flock as a whole. Last night I was down at the horse stalls where some of my birds are, and someone asked if they ever crow--that they never seem to. I've never noticed becuase that is several blocks from my house, so I'm not close enough to hear them in the morning, but upon thinking about it, I haven't heard them crow during the day, either. The birds I have at the house crow off and on all day: pretty much any time except dusk to 3am.
  10. rainierlass

    rainierlass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2010
    My BLRW roo is 9 mo. old and I RARELY hear him crow........maybe once or twice in the morning but otherwise he is very quiet.........

    He has a very low crow and I do not find it annoying at all.......I find myself wishing he crowed more! [​IMG]

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