My little Roo 12 wks no crow picture included

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by write2caroline, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Little SLW Rooster is the only roo for 5 girls and he has not even tried to crow yet. He is definately a roo![​IMG][/img]

    Should I be concerned?
    CAL
    JAX FL
     
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Don't worry. A crowless rooster could earn you a lot of money! But wait a few weeks, it will start. He doesn't look like a Silver Laced Wyandotte though.
     
  3. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a rooster that didn't crow until he hit 18 weeks old
     
  4. SarasotaClucker

    SarasotaClucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Kooshie is right... a strain of chickens with roosters that did not crow would be a gold mine (and a possible set-back for hatcheries that are providing chicks to those who can't have roosters).

    Since crowing no doubt plays a social communication, it would be interesting to see how relationships with the hens played out.
     
  5. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I will have to wait it out I guess. I know he hears crowing because my neighbors all have roosters that crow early in the morning.

    Someone said he did not look like a slw - He was very yellow as a baby and did not look much like the other slw. His feathering too does not look slw ish. I will post his baby picture.
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    I thought it was that he was a roo but his feathers while he may molt somemore don't have that slw detail of white with black outline.
    cal
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  6. kassy68

    kassy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:UM.. I have an Ameracauna roo that has never even tried to crow, or court or mount a girl.. 3x the size as my leghorn roo of the same age and he runs from him also.. 21 weeks today
     
  7. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:UM.. I have an Ameracauna roo that has never even tried to crow, or court or mount a girl.. 3x the size as my leghorn roo of the same age and he runs from him also.. 21 weeks today

    mine was also an ameracauna ... at 17 weeks he was mounting and at 18 weeks he was crowing ... at 19 weeks he was in the gumbo pot

    wasn't much meat on him
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I have a EE roo that didn't start crowing till he was 7 months old!!!
     

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