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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texaschickmama, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Okay, I thought maybe he was just trying to get used to his new surroundings, but it has been a week now. He is a buff rock, I think we have established here, and at least 6 months old. The only sound he makes is like a growling sound when my BO pullets get close to him, just for a warning, he is a very polite roo. I am just waiting on that crow. Where is it? Do any of you have a Buff Rock and how old were they when the crowing started? [​IMG]

    Here is Gumbo. He just looks huge and it is weird that he does not crow yet.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Anyone have any advice on Gumbo? When did your rooster start crowing?
  3. dirtfishing1

    dirtfishing1 In the Brooder

    Oct 5, 2007
    Blue Ridge Mtns VA
    My mutt rooster is close to 5 1\\2 months and I have not heard him once yet. He just gives that growl when the others chase him. The hens are 7 1\\2 old and chase him around. He is just starting to get his tail feathers and coarse neck feathers. My niehbor has a rooster from the same brood and his is not crowing yet either.Hopefully we will hear them soon.
  4. earthnut

    earthnut Songster

    Sep 18, 2007
    Seattle, Cascadia
    If he never crows, you should start a new line for city people! [​IMG]
  5. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    Um, any possibility that Gumbo may be, um, Gumbette?

    I could tell more with a side shot, but it sure looks like it could be a hen...
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, are you sure Gumbo is a guy?
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I'm siding with Chellester and silkiechicken because as soon as I saw the photo I thought it looked more like a hen fom what I could tell.

    More photos would be helpful.
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I agree....looks like a hen...Hmmm..I'm not seeing the makings of spurs in that pic either... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2007
  9. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Yeah, I'm gonna go with the others on this one. First glance at the pic I thought it was a hen. Good luck figuring it out.. If you can get a couple side shots maybe we can help you more?
  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Oh, guys, tell me it's not so. I was sure this was a roo. Shows you how much I know...... here are more pics for verification. What do you think?





    Okay, can you tell from these pics. If it is a pullet, where are the eggs?
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2007

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