No-crow Roo

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wohneli, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have what I think is a Roo who does not crow. I am still going to give him some time before I profess to you all that I am sure he does not crow.
    My question is:
    If he is a Roo that does not crow, is the not-crowing a genetic mutation that could be selected for or is it more likely a random physical mutation with him alone?
    Thanks
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    My cock is now 1 year old and has never attempted to crow. Ever.

    His son is 5 months old, no crowing from him either.
     
  3. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm guessing you think this is a genetic trait that can be passed on?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:You need to breed them to their mother or sister and we can hope it's a sex linked gene mutation that we can pass on to the rest of chickendom.
     
  5. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You need to breed them to their mother or sister and we can hope it's a sex linked gene mutation that we can pass on to the rest of chickendom.

    Thats exactly what I'm gonna do. I figure that if I get a 3rd generation to not crow, then I have got it made.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    LOL!

    The flock is for sale! [​IMG]

    None of his sons has tried to crow yet. So I don't know if it's just that he's laid back or what??
     
  7. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Is there a more dominant rooster with or near him? That could be the reason he isnt crowing.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Nope. All of the males are separated. He is the most dominant bird in his pen. The Langshan male doesn't crow either now that he has no one to challenge. Now at shows, the Langshan belts it out, but the Barred Plymouth Rock cock still does not let out a sound.
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thinking.
     
  10. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He kinda crowed. BooHoo!!!
     

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