Is one of these a rooster, or can hens crow?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mountainchickens, May 19, 2019.

  1. mountainchickens

    mountainchickens Songster

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    Hi everybody! Yesterday we returned our two roos (who crowed a lot) to their home farm. This morning, we heard crowing from the coop. Fully formed, loud crowing. There are 2 suspects - our Silkie mix (the black) and our Polish mix (the brown). They are around 6-7 months old. But, is it possible that they will mimic the roosters' crowing for the first few days they are gone? They were pretty attached to our roos. Pics here for if they might be roos.
    Thanks!
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  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    They may both be roosters.....
     
  3. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    Have you gotten any eggs from them yet?
     
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  4. mountainchickens

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    No, not yet. We've only had one hen start laying in fact, but I've heard about some breeds/hens being late layers up to 11 months... Right now they are about 7.5 months.
     
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  5. Trux

    Trux Crowing

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    I think both maybe cockerels.
     
  6. annageckos

    annageckos Crowing

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    First looks like a pullet to me, nothing points to a cockerel. The second I'd say cockerel.
     
  7. mountainchickens

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    Okay, thanks! Sounds like at least 1 of these could be a rooster... Also, I just remembered that the black one was sick in February. She/he recovered, but now the vocal chords seem to be kind of damaged... only makes high, slightly raspy noises. Is perfectly healthy otherwise, but hasn't had a proper voice since the disease. I don't think it could've been them crowing today, because they can't make a proper chicken noise like that without it being high-pitched and squeaky...
     
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  8. Tacswa3

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    A hen (some) can will crow like a rooster, I had one that would. With that said If I were to place a bet, the first seems to be a cockerel. The long neck feathers seem to taking shape to me.
     
  9. Pekin747

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    1st seems to b pullet and second is a rooster
     
  10. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Top one is for sure a pullet.
    Black one is a cockerel.
     
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