Prettiest Rooster Crow?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Alaskan, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Title says it all....

    Anyone have an opinion on which breed has the prettiest rooster crow?

    And I don't mean long, I mean nice sounding.
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I've only heard two breeds, a BR and a mottled houdan. I like the BR cause his is a little less high pitched and manly, but the MH is very classic rooster-y. In about 2 months I'll have about 6 other breeds maturing, I can let u know then!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My wife HATED our Delaware before he was relocated.

    I didn't mind him, he just didn't slow down.... All day, 3AM....7PM he just loved the sound of his voice.
     
  4. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Not only is my Japanese Bantam the sweetest rooster I've had, he has the nicest crow . . . It's not whiny or piercing; it sounds more like a muffled big boy crow. I prefer a nice, throaty crow made by a large manly breed, but for neighbors until we can be back out in the country, I couldn't have asked for a better crowing bird.
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I loved the crow of my standard dominique boy. [​IMG]
     
  6. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
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    well, i like to hear the young roos learn to crow because they sound so awful its funny, but i guess my favorite is the new hampshire....just lets it out like he is truly proud!
     
  7. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am partial to my cochin bantam's crow...he's not as loud, very polite sounding....kinda muffled and sweet... [​IMG]

    (can you tell I love this bird!! Who doesn't love an Elvis?)
     
  8. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best rooster crow ever was from a Light Brahma. It had two syllables and wasn't scratchy at all - it sounded like a far away wolf howl.

    I had two Brahma roosters at the time and had to get rid of one. I got rid of the bully, since he was more high strung and I had a soft spot for his picked on brother. The one I got rid of was the one with the lovely crow. Now I want to get a bunch more Brahma roosters to see if I can find another one who crows like that. That sound is probably the only thing that could get me to settle on one breed - rooster bragging night and day can drive me up a wall sometimes.
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Which ones come closest to the traditional "cock-a-doodle-doo," in your experience?
     
  10. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My serama boys have the typical crow, sounds real funny when they crow at the same time. crowing in stereo, the smallest of the 3 though has the funniest its kind of squeaky and at the end it sounds like a sick cat meow.
     

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