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Rooster breeding before crowing?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redrooster99, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Songster

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    My EE roo is breeding the hens and isn't even crowing yet. He will be 17 weeks old this Tuesday. So what's going on.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Do you have any other roosters? Many young roosters won't crow, especially if there is another rooster around (as they are subordinate and don't want to attract the attention of a dominant male).

    It can sometimes take over five months for a rooster to begin crowing. Crowing isn't always a sign of sexual maturity- some chicks crow as early as 4 weeks or so, but aren't breeding hens at that age.
     
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    So
    do you think he is fertile. He was in there with another rooster his age and some bantam roos.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Thankyou.
     

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