Well, seeing as no one else I know is as excited about this as I am, I thought I'd post a thread to share my excitement. My new rooster (white leghorn, approximately 17 weeks old) starting crowing - well attempting to crow - this morning. I'd just gone to let the girls out of their coop and was walking back up to the house when I heard a strange noise. I went back to check on the girls (the dirty dozen as my hubby calls them- Lieutenant Uhura, Ruby-Lou, Daisy, Hennifer, etc) and there was Diego Mendez strutting up and down making this weird little gargling noise. So cute! Am a very proud mum this morning! He did about 8 or 9 of them, sounded like a normal crow but like he was whispering. Very excited! There, I feel much better having shared that!