My 'hen' just started crowing...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tokyoite, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Tokyoite

    Tokyoite In the Brooder

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    My 20 week old Hy Line brown just started crowing in the morning. Which is a problem as I live in an apartment in downtown Tokyo(with a small yard). I've read of gender confused hens, but then again it might just be a cockrel.

    Zer has been always a tad masculine (would fight crows and keep the dog in-line). Any thoughts?
     

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  2. Tacswa3

    Tacswa3 Songster

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    That is a Hen. I had a black Australorp Hen that would crow sometimes.
     
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  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    That’s a cockerel, he has visable saddle and hackle feathers coming in.
    Heres some photos of my own hens showing the saddle feather differences between pullet and cockerel
    EA284CB0-D39E-4D15-82C6-6C9D1457A13A.jpeg 7DD0C036-7FE6-4E75-9D0F-AFE0BF7A2420.jpeg
     
  4. Nats Chickens

    Nats Chickens Crowing

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    Hen, I have a LeghornxRIW hen that crows.
     
  5. Nats Chickens

    Nats Chickens Crowing

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    All my Bond Brown hens (same thing) look like that.
     
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  6. Tokyoite

    Tokyoite In the Brooder

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    The wife told me it crowed loudly this morning again after I left for work(0830). I'm willing to put up with an adolescent phase of crowing, as long as it tapers off. What was your experience?
     
  7. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    Look like what ?
    The hen or the rooster ?
    Mine are blue buff columbian brahmas, not “bond browns”
     
  8. Tokyoite

    Tokyoite In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the pix. I was looking at the 'saddle feathers' aspect too. Maybe I'll get better pics. I appreciate the input.
     
  9. Tokyoite

    Tokyoite In the Brooder

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    Ok. Pic from the back. Are them saddle feathers?
     

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