Female rooster!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ratmommy, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Ratmommy

    Ratmommy In the Brooder

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    I have 2 new cochens approximately 6 months old , 1 black and 1 buff. My black chick is huge (looks like a turkey) while my buff is much smaller. The big girl has decided to crow for now 3 weeks every morning at 7. She crows before my little man does. We call her JJ, short for Joan Jet (singer). She doesn't have a pretty crow, it sounds like a sick goose. Sooo loud!
    We just laugh at her, we figure she was, (as they say) Born this way!
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] What makes you so certain that 'she' is not a rooster?
     
  3. Ratmommy

    Ratmommy In the Brooder

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    Well, we purchased them, (4 at the time) a buff, a black cochen and 2 black australorps. They were all sold as females. None are laying yet, but they are just turning 6 months old. Her comb is very small. I did some reading up on this phenomenon, turns out, they can absolutely begin to crow. Can't wait to see some eggs appear so I know for sure.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Crowing hens do exist - generally they show up as older mature birds. It would be highly unusual for a pullet to be crowing. By any chance are the saddle, hackle and tail coverlets starting to become pointy.
     

  5. Ratmommy

    Ratmommy In the Brooder

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    I'm a little green on their features, maybe you can help a sister out here. I'm guessing the saddle hackles are somewhere on her chicken face (head)? And pointy tail feathers.. Should I be looking at her backside for theses? Lol. Help!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hackle feathers are the neck feathers. Saddle feathers cover the sides - before the hips and after/under the wings. Tail coverlets are just prior to the tail juncture - tail feathers on a rooster will also become longer and more curved. In addition to being more pointy than hen feathers, these feathers also tend to become more shiny in a cockerel.
     
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  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

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  8. micah O

    micah O Chirping

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    Sounds like it is messed up[​IMG]
     
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Does sound like you have a little rooster - you might try posting a few clear side and front shots in the What Breed or Gender section of the Forum.
     
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  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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