Raisin Rooster: from chick to first crow

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by legacyln, May 14, 2008.

  1. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite chicken, a rooster named Raison, produced his first pathetic, strangled crow yesterday!

    After many weeks of watching, wondering and BYCing, I figured out out of 13 Dominique chicks I had 7 cockerels to 4 pullets-- and I only intended to keep hens and not have a roo! Found someone to take the extras, but decided, well, why not keep just this one-- who was more femininie looking than the other roos but especially more sweet than even the hens. He loves raisins, hence the name.

    So, yesterday the gang were 11 weeks old, as the kids and I were weeding in the garden, Raisin ran around the yard and made such bizarre sounds, my 2 year old asked "What wrong with rooster?" Then it dawned on me-- hes's trying to crow! After I called a few people, like my dad and best friend, who were not too excited, I decided to share the news with people who'd actualyy care-- BYC!

    3 weeks old
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    With his brothers
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    Hangin' with one of his women (Rose, Buff Orp) under their facvorite azalea
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    First crow attempts
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  2. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's neat, how old is he?
     
  3. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    11 weeks, seems early but I like to say my kids are advanced so maybe my rooster is too-- ha!
     
  4. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's Beautiful! Was he proud of himself when he crowed? [​IMG]
     
  5. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a rooster? Wow I am really bad at this.
     
  6. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nichole77-
    I understand what you are saying, and it doesn't look like he has a large comb or wattles. But if you consider his age, and look at the pic. of him with Rose, the Orp., you can tell he has a decent size comb, and really an impressive set of wattles for his age. I'm new to this, too, and I wouldn't have been able to tell if not for the other girl to compare him to.
     
  7. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you used to seeing a rose comb? That makes a difference, the rose comb is shorter and stubbier in general, though I will say his was alwasy smaller than all the other boys his age. I'm sure he had comb size envy-- I had to keep him and get rid of the others so he wouldn't be checking them out in the locker room and feel inferior! [​IMG]
     
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  8. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
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    LOL, okay that's too funny. [​IMG]
     
  9. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo is also 11 weeks and not much distinguishes him from the girls for the exeption of his bright red comb and waddle (and I mean bright red) and his growing tail feathers. He has yet to crow and in the past week seems to have suddenly become much larger than the females. He is a SLW and I have 2 other SLW pullets, one of which has a pinking comb; but in comparison to her and all my other pullets his comb & waddles may be only a bit bigger, but the color is by far more saturated; much like Raisins.
     
  10. Grillmaster33

    Grillmaster33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick crow at 3 days. It was the tiniest crow ever.
    I thought I was seeing things...

    He jumped atop of the stuffed bear, stretched his neck, and let it out! Then he paused....and did it again!

    I tried to catch it on video...but he hasnt reproduced since, at least not in front of me.
     

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