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Shamo cockerel doesn't crow?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jillchristina, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Jillchristina

    Jillchristina New Egg

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    Hi

    My shamo is ten months old now. He was sold as a hen but now looks like a cockerel. But he has never crowed and I've never seen him show interest in a hen. He has no signs of spurs. Is he a boy and if so, will he ever crow? Happy for him to keep quiet!
     
  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Certainly looks like a cockerel. Maybe just a late bloomer.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a cockerel. Is he your only boy? Mine seem to crow and mate less when they don't have any competition. Something else to consider, I'm pretty sure Shamo are a slow maturing breed, he just may not be ready to be a man yet. Or, it could be the time of the year (if its winter where you are). Not all cockerels/roosters are ready to go all the time.
    He's lovely though!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Jillchristina

    Jillchristina New Egg

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    Thanks everyone. Any chance he will never crow?
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably NOT....as in, he'll very likely crow at some point :)
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed he will. The O-shamo roo I had did not crow often at all, despite other roosters being around.
     
  9. chickengirl1230

    chickengirl1230 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a cockerel start crowing late I was starting to suspect he was a girl but he did eventually
     

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