This morning was the first time I heard my roosters crow (well, I may have heard one about a week or so ago, but I'm not sure). This was my last confirmation that my EE that I have been trying to will to be a hen (the hatchery sexed it wrong) is going to need to either find a new home, or a soup pot. I also saw one of my silkies crowing (I already figured out that this one was a rooster--he's rather friendly with the ladies). So far, his crow isn't very loud and he isn't doing it very often. The only reason I heard it today was I was awake earlier than usual and just happened to go out while he was crowing. I can't hear it from in my house. While I have no doubt that I can't keep the EE rooster, I'd like to keep the silkie if he doesn't get too obnoxious. So my question is, how long does it take for a rooster's crow to mature? I know that they start out quieter than what they will end up being, but how long does it take them to get there? My immediate neighbors are very accepting of my chickens, but I can't have a rooster annoying the whole neighborhood (especially since my mom is a local politician and will kill me if she gets a complaint on my chickens). Does the crow reach its full potential in a matter of weeks? Months?