Do my new hens have an accent?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Squeaky, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

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    So I had these two hens shipped to me from Texas (they're in quarantine right now) and I noticed something unusual. Instead of muttering under their breath or saying "Bok bok ba-GAWK" like my Rhode Island Reds, these Ameraucanas go "Buk buk buh-GAACK".

    Is it a breed thing, or do the new ladies have the chicken equivalent of a Texan drawl?
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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  3. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

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    ... because I run my household in French and was hoping for a nice, sophisticated "bocque bocque ba-GOCQUE". Which the RIR's are starting to approximate sometimes, although there's still a lot of raucous bokking and gacking going on especially in the morning.

    The rain (bocque bocque)
    in Spain (ba-Gocque)
    falls mainly on the plain. (ack! ack! ack!)
     
  4. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were they drinking coors or bud?
     
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black langshans have a completely different vocabulary and prononciation than my other chickens. Much more "warbly" and whistley and vibrato sounding. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    WE got a roo so that our Red Star hen would stop trying to crow... She hasn't stopped.

    We are going to have to get rid of her... She sounds horrid... I rather listen to the rooster crow... and he has a very soft crow compared to the first Delaware roo that we had.
     
  7. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    :lol:Lordy, this is a great thread!!! Now I think about it, my Mille Fluer D'Uccles kinda purr along in soft sweet voices and...sound frenchy![​IMG]
     
  8. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you just wouldn't believe it till you see/hear it [​IMG] not all chicken speak the same lingo, i had two oeg who couldn't talk to the easter chickens, ohh the trouble that caused [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everythings bigger in TEXAS lol i had to say it
     
  10. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

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    Quote:It's all vin rouge around here, if only because I won't share my Martinis.

    I may reconsider my vodka sharing policy if I ever get Polish chickens. One has to be culturally sensitive.
     

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