I have a question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bwalden3, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. bwalden3

    bwalden3 In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2007
    Hillsboro, NH
    We received 2 polish crested chicks from a BYC member. Now they are about 10 weeks old. One is a male , he has the red wattles and the spiky crest and crows. Well today I noticed that the "female" is crowing as well. She has very small wattles and the mushroom shaped crest as a female is supposed to. Is is common for a hen to imitate a roo if the have been housed together for a while? her crow is not as strong or long winded as his. thanks for any answers. -Bill
  2. coltsrox

    coltsrox Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Maggie Valley, NC
    i'm sorry but i have no idea, but i wonder if it is. i only have 2 chickens 1 of ech gender and i haveee been wondering why it sounds like 2 roosteers,hmmm. sorry i couldn't jhelp!
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2008
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    They are still young, and some breeds can make you crazy trying to figure out for sure which gender they are.

    Girl chicks do sometimes crow, or making a 'trilling' sort of noise too...

    Can you post pics?
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    You probably have two roosters, one is just more developed than the other.

    I have never seen a pullet imitate a rooster. I have heard of dominant hens crowing when there is no rooster, but not this.

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