Rooster Denial

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cimarron, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a mixed flock of eight egg birds we've been raising since they hatched. The chicks were sexed but we've had a hunch that our Australorp is not a hen...it grew faster, developed combs and wattles at about 6 weeks and now...gulp...is making a funny moaning sound in the morning! It's about 13 weeks old now.

    My question is, do roosters work their way up to crowing? Could this be a variation of development for a hen? We'd actually like to have a rooster around, but our city codes are on the strict side, especially with noise complaints from roosters. We don't want to blow our cover.

    Thanks!
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Yep...roosters work their way up to crowing. It (usually) doesn't just magically happen.

    I used to have a recording of one of my birds...but I can't seem to find it???

    Here's a good example...although it's not my chick! lol
     
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  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, they definitely work their way up to it, and it's pretty funny!!! Enjoy!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Gercarson

    Gercarson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They start out sounding like school boys and then one day - the actually emit a real he-man crow. I've never heard anything that sounds like a "moan" though.
     
  5. lcourtaway

    lcourtaway Out Of The Brooder

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    My guy started at 2 months and it sounded like a combination of gargling and throwing up. He got better the more he practiced. My other rooster crows "backwards" it's a backward melody of the traditional cock a doodle doo thing.
     
  6. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep just watched it...er, him...doing it again this morning. it is a funny sort of almost-crow. no cockadoodledoo yet just, "errrrrrrrrrrrr". but he looks proud! he's feeling his oats! working his way up to that first he-man crow.
     

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