Need help identifying the new alarm clock...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeerFarm, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. BeerFarm

    BeerFarm New Egg

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    For the past week+ or so every time our clock radio alarm goes off we have someone crowing. It's brief, but distinct. Then nine minutes later (snooze button) they do it again.

    I've tried setting out a camera, but no luck. Also, if I'm outside (or the dogs), nada...

    They are all approximately 6 months old.

    We were told they could be:
    Brahma
    Houdan
    Maran
    Easter Egger
    Mixed Breed

    One passed away due to a cold @ ~4 months (we thought she was the Brahma).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything about the breed but the 2nd one (Houdan) looks very roo to me.
    One thing that I have done in the past is put the suspected crower off in a pen in another part of the yard for an hour or two.
    Sometimes that moving alone will bring out the crowing.
    If I hear crowing from that part of the yard, I know.
     
  3. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

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    I'm not sure about the others but the last one def looks like a roo.
     
  4. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that houdan has to be a roo...
     
  5. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one is a pullet, but the rest are roos (with the possible exception of the other white one, I can't really tell either way).
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I see four cockerels.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.. the first one is your easter egger pullet but the rest look like cockerels.. especially that last one! Sorry.
     
  8. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the last one is def. a roo, i had a little EE boy who looked just like that.
     
  9. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I agree; the top photo is the only pullet.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The first one is the only pullet. The rest are cockerels.
     

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