Is it possible to have a 12 week roo that hasn't crowed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nuttyredhead, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I thought i had all pullets, but when i was locking them up tonight i took a good look at one of my Buff Orphington ( i have 2). She has some significant wattles, very red and comb too. So i checked out my other buff and nothing. After looking at the rest of my chickens (all the same age) i noticed she is the only one that far progressed. But no crowing? I had 4 weekers crow before!

    I will have to post pics tomorrow.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yep, it's possible to have a year old rooster that doesn't crow..I've had one.

    I heard the first crow, pitiful as it was, from my polish cockerel yesterday and he is 16 weeks old.
  3. xxxgeorgiexxx

    xxxgeorgiexxx Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 3, 2011
    Yes it possible one of mine didn't start until it was 15 weeks old and my other roo is 17 weeks old and hasn't crowed yet
  4. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Independence, La.
    Ya, I've got one around 15 weeks that hasn't made any effort at crowing.
  5. Ann Lotten

    Ann Lotten Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    Grass Valley, CA
    I think my 14 week old cockerel heard through the grapevine what his potential outcome may be if he crows. He's silent these days, tries to just fit in with the girls. [​IMG]

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