- Mar 22, 2015
A friend gave me a chocolate Orpington that she thought to be a hen until she heard it crow. I introduced him to my adult flock when he was six months old and he was terrorized at first until I removed him from the coop. This was about a month ago and since then they have accepted him pretty well he he has still not crowed. He does have a large dark red comb and I have seen him top chickens multiple times. He has no inkling of spurs and like I said, still has not crowed. I fell certain he is a rooster but curious about the lack of crowing and spurs.