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Early crowing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TurtleFeathers, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

    Jan 9, 2009
    By the Chesapeake Bay
    Hi all -

    I'm not sure if this is in the correct section, so admins, please feel free to move if necessary...

    Anyway, I was wondering, what is the average age where roosters start crowing?

    Reason I ask is, my lavender bantam cochin chick started crowing this morning - well, its actually very squeaky, and he definitely needs practice, but it IS a crow - what I find so odd about that is the fact that he's only 30 days old!!!

    I have other bantam cochins that range in age from 30 days to 3 months old and this little guy is the first to even attempt crowing. He's very small for his age by comparison, so this was quite unexpected! I heard this noise, and when I went to see what it was, he looked me straight in the eye, struck that roo pose, and gave it everything he had - first, my mouth dropped open, and then I about fell over laughing!!! And he KEPT ON crowing, like 3 or 4 more times! It was just TOO CUTE for words!!

    So, would this be considered "early crowing"? Or is this normal for bantam cochins??

    Thanks so much!

  2. kyrose

    kyrose Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    my frizzle bantam cochin started crowing around that age...
  3. Bravo

    Bravo Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    I had a little one start crowing at 7wks old but by the sound of it I think he'd been at it for a while and we probably just werent around to hear it [​IMG]

    Little macho guys! [​IMG]
  4. pedro24

    pedro24 Songster

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    i have a new chicken roos and he started around 4 or 5 weeks
    so ya around there

    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009

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