Do all roosters crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by K9BOSS, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. K9BOSS

    K9BOSS Hatching

    May 27, 2011
    We have a Buff Brahma that looks like a rooster but has not crowd yet. The chicks are 22 weeks. The Cochin crowed at 12 weeks but this one is not. Got rid of the Cochin rooster and do not want another rooster. Do all roosters crow???
  2. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    They dont crow as much when theyre young, but eventualy they all grow into crowing alot in the morings, afew times during the day and some at night, but the morning is when most of it happens. Usualy roosters dont crow loud enough to wake me up because they are way out in the yard and im in the house, but yes all full grown roosters crow, some more than others, and some louder than others but usualy it has to do with the breed, Ive never had Brahmas so I dont know. so good luck [​IMG] Oh and I almost forgot [​IMG] from California [​IMG] You are gone have fun on this forum [​IMG]
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  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    [​IMG] [​IMG] again from California

    Yes they do. Some even at night. I've had roos that crowed once in a while and some that never shut up.
  4. K9BOSS

    K9BOSS Hatching

    May 27, 2011
    Thanks. So I just have to wait it out until he crows to know for sure it is a rooster? It is not nice to the new chickens but I don't want to get rid of it if it really is not a rooster.
  5. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    Just because it looks like a rooster doesn't always mean that it is, well I guess it depends on the person looking and the breed. Btw, some may not ever crow in the presence of the Alpha roo, but that doesn't sound like your situation.
  6. Quote:We had 2 Black Jersey Giant roosters, the dominant roo would thunder the yard all the time, but the lesser never crowed till about 6 months old. When he did he got the stew beat out of him by the dominant roo, and he hardly crowed ever again. They both eventually went down the dumplin road....
  7. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chirping

    May 25, 2011
    Hi my roosters have stared crowing at radically different times, I was assuming based on breed. One Langshan did not crow for six months and I had one unbelievably adorable buttercup Roo start crowing at 5 weeks, which was hilarious. He looked so silly, tiny little thing crowing his head off. So, just because he is not crowing yet does not mean he is a girl.
  8. Carolyn

    Carolyn Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    I have been housebound for a month and can only see my chickens in the distance; my DH does the feeding and egg collecting but he is not too knowledgeable about chickens. I was sure I had one roo, a buff orphington. Initially I had two in the flock of 5 month olds and they were very young when their combs became quite red.
    The other became fox food 2 or 3 months ago as did a grown roo that I had for less than a month. I have yet to hear crowing nor can I tell in the distance that one looks like a roo. My husband says he can't tell that one is a roo. I have never heard crowing nor has he.

    My first flock turned out to be mostly roos including 4 BO's one I was counting on to be a hen. I culled the other 3 for unnecessary roughness and left this "hen" who was very mild mannered and had never crowed. They were about 18 wks old. After the other 3 were gone he started chasing the hens and crowing like crazy.

    I can only tell you of my experience but I can't really answer your question. I would have sworn I had a roo in June but it sure doesn't sound like it now.

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