Is my naked neck a rooster or a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahkennedy92, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. sarahkennedy92

    sarahkennedy92 Out Of The Brooder

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    Beans here is 6 months old. Though he/she was a girl this whole time untill this morning when he/she started to make a loud crowing noise.

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    We brought 4 baby chickens (mixed breeds) the same time this guy was purchased, two of those we soon found out we're clearly roosters, they started crowing at roughly 3months old and were re homed a long time ago. So this crow like noise this morning came as a very big suprise!!

    Is it normal for naked neck chickens to crow so late? And do they sound different from other breeds of chickens?

    I'm still new to the chicken game so any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They are hens, again.
     
  3. sarahkennedy92

    sarahkennedy92 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks appreciate your reply! So glad to hear would have been devastated if they were both boys! Any ideas why the naked neck has started to 'crow' all of a sudden?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you sure it was a crow? Hens make all kinds of cackling calls.
     
  5. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, she is definitely a hen, not a roo. Sometimes a dominant hen will give a little "Cockadoodle doo" every now and then, notta worry. :)
     
  6. sarahkennedy92

    sarahkennedy92 Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are a cherpy bunch but I have never heard any of them make a noise like that before! It wasnt as traditional of a sound as other roosters we've experience in the past but was loud enough to wake us up (coop is not close to our bedroom) and when we went out there she was up on a stool 'crowing' and acting very rooster like haha that's what got me second guessing myself!
     
  7. sarahkennedy92

    sarahkennedy92 Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha that's good, at least I'm not going crazy! :)
     

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