My awesome little Delaware (almost nine weeks) has sprouted a bright red comb, waddles, and is strutting around like he is large and in charge. Big ol' legs with ginormous claws. He has to be a cockerel. This chicken is so social and is just such a neat, gorgeous bird. I live in a town where roos are prohibited, so I have to give him back to the breeder. Bah. No one would ever know if not for the crowing, obviously. One set of neighbors is my parents, so they're fine. The across the street neighbor is my grandfather, so he's cool. The other neighbor is across a big church parking lot. I've never owned chickens before. How far does the crowing carry? Is it loud and exaggerated like TV? LOL. Would it travel 100 yards to our backside across the fence neighbors? I know I need to do the right thing, but I love little Parmesean. He's the awesome. I'm glad the breeder will take him back, but he'll likely be food and I'll end up with three of my four pullets having been returned and replaced with non-socialized free rangers.