my rooster is not crowing...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicketydooda, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. chicketydooda

    chicketydooda Chirping

    Sep 26, 2013
    he's around 9 months and has not crowed. He is the only rooster in the flock and is the quietest out off all my chickens. Is this normal? He is already having fun with the ladies and has been for a while so I'm a little floored by it. I like that he's not loud but never heard of this before. Also can anyone Identify the type of rooster he is? He is a BIG boy.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    He looks like a Cuckoo Marans if his feet are as pink/white as they look in the picturec (Barred Rock if yellow/black). Some roosters start crowing later than others, big ones seem to start later, so there is a good chance he will start eventually. If he is the only rooster he also may not have much incentive to crow. And, some roosters just don't crow much, I have a 3 year old Wyandotte that I think has crowed about two times his entire life.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  3. chicketydooda

    chicketydooda Chirping

    Sep 26, 2013
    Thank you that helps. His feet are creamy whitish color.
  4. Jrose

    Jrose Songster

    Jun 6, 2013
    I just got a rooster about a month ago. He only crows when the neighbors' roosters (who are pretty far away) crow. He hears the crow in the distance and they "marco, pollo" for a few minutes until one stops. Other than that he's pretty quiet.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  5. Tara Black

    Tara Black Songster

    Jul 9, 2013
    Dover DE
    I have 3 Roos, 1 bantam cochin and 2 silkies and the cochin will crow very quietly maybe 2 times a week and the silkies never crow. I know that one of the silkies is. Old enough to crow because he is probably about 3-4 years old, but I'm not sure about the other one. I'm hoping these are traits that pass down lol.

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