If its going to crow...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by maizey, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    at about what age will a rooster start crowing? Barred Rock in my case. I think they are all hens, but my husband likes to torment me by saying one is a rooster. [​IMG] I keep looking at saddle feathers but i don't see any pointy ones. They will be 12 weeks or so at the end of this month.
     
  2. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at about 6 months if there are no mature rooster in the pen or close enough to see them
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Anytime from a few days up to a year or more.

    That's not much help, is it?

    I've had them crow at 2 weeks (turken), 10 weeks (brahma), almost a year old (another brahma). Depends on the bird and his station in the flock, if he's not the only one.
     
  4. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    I had a barred rock cockerel that crowed at 6 weeks. but he could hear all the other mature roosters all day.
     
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I've had crowing at 3 weeks and some that didn't crow till 6 months But at 12 weeks, you should easily be able to tell the difference with the combs, pure and simple. Much bigger and much redder and the roos are lighter in color.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Post pictures and hopefully we can set your mind to rest!
     
  7. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    My BR didn't crow until he was almost 7 months. He is the only rooster I have, but there is another rooster in the neighborhood that we heard everyday.
     
  8. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff orp cockeral-he waited till 10 months old!!! he just has started crowing... talk about a late start!
     
  9. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    i hesitate to post pics..Ive seen pics on threads that read something like this:

    roo
    pullet
    definalty pullet
    certainly roo
    roo
    roo for sure
    pullet, no question
    roo-see the saddle feathers?
    my hen has feathers like that
    what saddle feathers?
    roo
    pullet

    Its either got to lay an egg or crow...i can wait... I just wondered which would come first.
     
  10. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Youre signature made me giggle [​IMG]
     

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