Rooster that doesn't crow

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ckendall, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. ckendall

    ckendall New Egg

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    Okay, in April we bought two Rhode Island Red chicks. One of them didn't make it. The remaining bird has grown up to be really big, and I swear, he is a rooster. He? has a huge comb, giant feet and legs, curled tail feathers, and other signs of being a rooster. I am still wondering about his gender because he hasn't crowed yet. He is completely quiet. Any thoughts or suggestions out there? -Craig
     
  2. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you!!!
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  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Can't tell without a pic! [​IMG]

    But one chicken is a lonely chicken.... you need more!
     
  4. ijon1

    ijon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Ameraucana rooster that does not crow. All his brothers crow. Maybe he is not sure what he is.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Does he have long green-black tail feathers? Then it's probably a roo. I started out with 2, and 1 never crowed. "Gimpy" had a much better temperment than his brother- don't know if the crowing had anything to do with it.
     
  6. If he doesn't crow, I wouldn't complain much. You got lucky.
     

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