it's crowing!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cpwhip, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to let the chicks out and heard all the normal cluck cluck and peeping then
    heard a pathetic ERRR ERRR ERRRR they are only supposed to be 7 weeks old isn't that a little young?
    I will take pictures I have a strong feeling I got 3 Roo's out of the 6 and I'm not sure who to keep if any
    they are 2 Ameraucana and 1 splash which I am pretty sure is female and 2 blue copper marans..
    I will need your help to figure out who's who other than the splash:(
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters have been known to crow very very early... uncommon but possible [​IMG]
     
  3. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah I was shocked! like I said I had a feeling 3 are Roo's I also have 8/ 13 week old sexlink pullets that haven't layed
    yet maybe he is tring to be king Roo early before the other 2? the 3 I suspect are Roo's have good size red combs
    and waddles on the sides of their faces and all the others look ladyish with very small combs.
    I will get pics this afternoon I really need to find out who is who so I can decide who to keep if any, I was hoping for one Roo
    Blue CM to go with the female splash but I'm not sure if thats right either. will definately need some advise here...
    Thanks:)
     
  4. Michandy

    Michandy New Egg

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    I had 2 roos out of 6 chicks - the first roo started crowing at 8weeks and the other didn't start til nearly 12 to 13 weeks!
    We actually assumed we only had one rooster up to that point [​IMG]
     
  5. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine also crowed at 2 months old, and the other crowed much later at 5 months old. So it can vary. I have three chickens and two are roosters, the other I hope is a hen [​IMG]
     
  6. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL so he's and early bloomer:) I really wish I new more about IDing these guys/gals that would help a lot
    the one that crowed is lil bigger then the other two Roo's in question and really a pretty blue color.
    I read if I mate a splash with a blue CM then I would get lighter blue CM chicks but my hope was to get one Black CM
    and mate it with the splash for 100% all Blue CM chicks lol I'm not even sure if thats correct or not.
     
  7. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:so far I'm 100% postive I have 8 RSL pullets one blue splash Copper Marans pullet and 2 Ameraucana one blue and one black
    both look very girly if there is such a term, then there's the 3 Roo's I believe are all Blue Copper Marans. I will do my best to get good
    pic's of all six and hope I can solve the mystery once and for all so far the crowing proves the slightly larger one is all boy, lol
    it's kinda embarrassing to be a dumb chicken owner but I'm tring to learn.[​IMG]
     

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