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It it possible?.....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GRAM49, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    I have 6 buff orpington's, 12 weeks old. One has been musterious. It is bigger, darker back, bigger comb and waddle. But no spur. This A.M. as I am preparing the pen I hear what seems to be "strained crowing" coming from the hen house. I can't pinpoint who it was, but I'll bet it was the mystery chick. Is it possible that it could have waited 12 weeks to start crowing? We do not have any chicks but these 6. Thans for any info.
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    If you posted pictures of the mysterious chick in question, we could probably help figure out what's going on. Take some pictures of that one and some of the others for comparison.

  3. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    I've read posts here where it took a little roo 12, even 15, months to start crowing. So yeah, it's possible.
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I just heard one crow for the first time yesterday that was 11 weeks old, so yeah, I imagine one could wait another week... I was SO hoping he was a hen! His tail feathers were sorta suspiciously NOT straight and pointed, more softer looking and curved at the end, but hey, hope springs eternal...
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Sure. There is no timetable, or firm committment date you can write on your calendar for crowing to commence.

    12 weeks is only 3 months, if you choose to look at it that way. That is actually early by some standards.
  6. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Thanks for your help. My husband heard him for the first time this AM. I have not figured out how to post pics yet, but he (I guess) is different from the others. Now what to do with him. I just can't keep him. Thanks again. Gram:/

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