"Quiet" Rooster Breeds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 15littlem, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. 15littlem

    15littlem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2012
    I have a bit of a delima. My parents won't let me get a rooster, because of noise. I have been searching all over BYC, looking for info on this topic. What I have found, is that certain large breeds have lower pitched "voices" than others. If you guys can help me find these breeds, I would be SOOO grateful to all of you. Any help is wanted!!
  2. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Yes, larger breeds have deeper voices, but they also have much louder voices than smaller and bantam breeds. Smaller/bantam breeds are somewhat quieter (smaller diaphragm and lung capacity for one), but also have higher pitched voices that may seem to carry better.

    All of that is pretty much irrelevant, though, because roosters crow and they all crow just as loud as they can whenever they happen to feel like it. There is no such thing as a quiet breed. No crowing = no rooster.
  3. 15littlem

    15littlem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2012
    What is your NHR Roo like?
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    Seramas, especially small class A's (serama come in A, B, and C weight classes, A being smallest) rarely crow and when they do their crows are 1/3 or less of the volume of the average large fowl cock. Good luck!
  5. 15littlem

    15littlem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2012
    Thank you so much! I also forgot to mention in the original question that I would be willing to sacrifice volume for frequency of crowing.
  6. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2011
    North Central Texas
    i've got two black aust. young ones. one crows alot in the morning before they get out of the coop so not a problem. when he gets outside he doesn't crow - yet. the other one doesn't crow at all. i' wondering how long that will last.
  7. 15littlem

    15littlem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2012
    Where do you live, how old are they (months) and what time generally does it crow. (more specific)
  8. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 23, 2011
    Just curious: why do you want a cockerel? [​IMG] Do you want to breed your own strain of stock? Or, is it so you can hatch chicks? Or, is it for the experience of having one?

    If you are not fussy about breed of cockerel, it suggests that it is not because of breeding purposes.
    If it is to hatch your own chicks, you could buy some fertilised eggs and put them under one of your hens when it goes broody.
    If it is for the experience, then I think you need to win over your parents, because cockerels do not crow at any set time like an alarm clock but on and off all day long and when they feel like it (and yes, this could even be in the middle of the night [​IMG] )

    What hens do you have already?
  9. 15littlem

    15littlem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2012
    I have 2 Ideal 236 hens, and I am going to be getting 1 Buff Orpington hen, 1 Rhode Island Red hen, 1 Dominique hen, 1 Polish hen, 1 Golden laced Wyandotte hen, 1 Silver laced Wyandotte hen, 1 Welsummer hen, 1 Lakenvelder hen, 1 Ameracauna hen, and I might be able to get a pair of Swedish Flower Hens (Roo and Hen, a SFH Roo still has hen in the name).
    I really want to breed SFH with these others, because they make some of the most beautiful chickens.
  10. Drover

    Drover Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2011
    Swedish Flower hens are extremely hard to come by. They just recently were introduced into the US ( if that is where you are located). And trying to trick your parents into thinking they are hens is not a very good idea... they will likely find out when it starts crowing and take care of it. I definetly understand your interest inbreeding them, maybe you could buy some hatching eggs of different crosses and try it. They sell them on ebay believe it or not!

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