He doesn't crow

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sewingca, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. sewingca

    sewingca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very pretty cochin rooster who is behaving like a rooster - not the romantic kind - just sneaks up and goes for it! Well, he is tame and sweet with me; he makes a little cooing, talking kind of noise, but he doesn't crow. That's okay, but I was curious - do all roosters crow or some not?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You'll want to breed that rooster and see if his sons have the "no crow" trait.

    It would be wonderful for lots of folks that can't have roos due to city noise ordinances.
     
  3. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wholeheartedly agree![​IMG]
     
  4. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is he?
     
  5. sewingca

    sewingca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's Hunner. It's been raining non-stop so he's a wet little bird. We think he's about 6 months. He came to us as a rooster a few months back. Our 13 week EE is crowing and we have neighbor roosters crowing, so he has plenty of incentive. [​IMG]
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I hope you sell some eggs he fertilizes, here on BYC!! You'll have a LOT of interest in them!
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Some roosters when in the presence of other more dominant roosters choose not to crow. If you knew you were going to get your butt whooped every time you opened your mouth, you'd learn to keep your trap shut too.
     
  8. MaineChick

    MaineChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreed. When I had two roosters, Sam was dominant and always had a lot to say. Big Bird was #2 bird and I never heard him crow once until a hawk got Sam. As the only roo he is clearly the #1 bird now and won't shut up, beginning at 4:30 am when he thinks I ought to be up to let them out. Note to self: place next coop further away from house.
     
  9. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh no, I know LOTS of people that never shut their mouths even AFTER a butt whooping.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Oh no, I know LOTS of people that never shut their mouths even AFTER a butt whooping.

    This is true, but I know lots of people that aren't as smart as chickens either. [​IMG]
     

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