Please help w my mutt!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JulesFlock, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. JulesFlock

    JulesFlock Out Of The Brooder

    68
    1
    41
    Jan 2, 2015
    This bird is odd...always has been. I think it's an EE roo but at 18 or 19 weeks all I hear is loud clucking. Small light comb and skittish as anything. Everything about it says he minus the crowing. Can you confirm? Thank you!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    6,511
    647
    361
    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    It is a rooster. In this particular bird, the brown/red feathers on his neck and back are rooster type feathers coming up.

    they mature at different rates. He will be crowing when his hormones and body are reaching sexual maturity.
     
  3. JulesFlock

    JulesFlock Out Of The Brooder

    68
    1
    41
    Jan 2, 2015
    Thank you for the quick reply! All the other roosters I've had were crowing away by 10-14 weeks so I thought this one is really late.
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    6,511
    647
    361
    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Yeah he could be a late bloomer in combination with his apparent nervousness, he might be pretty low in ranking.. if the others are dominating him it can suppress his sexual maturity for a while longer. For example if all other roos disappeared, it;s pretty likely he would start crowing the same day/next day or within a week.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,147
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    X2 on Kev's post.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,300
    9,911
    796
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 3 on Kev's post in the photo his neck is extended like he is trying to crow
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    Cockerel.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by