Non-Crowing Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bkbingham, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. bkbingham

    bkbingham Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chicks that I raised from incubator...One of them I thought was a hen until it started to eat more and grow quicker and bigger. Big feet no spurs and he does not CROW...

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    I believe these might be roos too...can anyone confirm?

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  2. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Yep, he is def looking like a ROO, and you must clone him and sell him to all our city chooks so they can raise their own replacement chicks!! What a great idea, a non-crowing Roo for those who can't have Roo's. I personally like to hear a crow, but if I lived in town I would sure want your nice looking roo for my hens. Looks like a 2 white Roos and a Red roo. My guess is they are too young to have discovered crowing, just give them time. You might just have the next "must have" breed there. HenZ
     
  3. FlipFlopFarmer

    FlipFlopFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 3 light brahma roos, we thought one was a roo and two were pullets, when we separated the roo for pot pie asylum, one of the others started crowing, so then there were two in the land of things to be fattened and eaten, then alas, the 3rd alleged pullet " sally", not only began to crow, but began to attack various visitors!!!! They are all 3 incubator babies, all 3 at different stages in develpment ( slightly) even though they are all the same exact age! My lil personal theory is that the two submissive roos dont crow when in with the biggest roo. I have tested this theory and it holds true about 70% of the time with these 3. So, not to diagnose your problem, but i just wanted to tell my story and maybe u can apply pieces if they fit.
     
  4. bkbingham

    bkbingham Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Ya, my thoughts excactly. As you can see I putt them outside the coop on thier own to see what they will do, the bigger red one also is a bully and would eat all of the food and not let the other smaller chickens eat. [​IMG]
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm curious........how do yo know they aren't crowing? I see folks saying that all the time. You have a mature rooster. He must crow. When you hear crowing, how do you know it's not the young guys?
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The "not crowing" is a temporary situation at best.[​IMG]
     
  7. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I currently have ONE roo, br, and he does not crow, even though the neighbor down the road & around the corner has a good role model for him to learn from...him not crowing is the only thing saving him from freezer camp! Temporary or not, I'm enjoying it while it lasts.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That's not a mature rooster, so he's just taking a while. [​IMG] Mature is 1 year or older. The one pictured above isn't even done growing his hackle and saddle feathers.

    He is indeed a boy though. Some take up to 7 months to crow.
     
  9. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    Quote:You can tell between a mature rooster crowing and a young one trying to crow. A young roosters crow is more like nails on a chalk board then anything else personally. There is a distinct difference between the two. When my one roo started crowing (5:00am every morning:() it was the worst sound, it was not long before all the neighbors where saying "hey look you have chicken" His crowing got better with age tho
     
  10. slc

    slc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a huge Chantecler rooster, masive legs and spurs. He is more than 2 years old and has never crowed. I've spent whole 12+ hour days in the chicken house doing remodeling on a regular basis and have never witnessed one crow. I've never heard him make any sounds, even chicken talk. Perhaps he can't hear, I don't know.
     

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