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Should I Call Him Caitlyn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by goldtopper, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is Jingle Bells.
    Americana and I think Brahma cross- feathered feet and all. Sorry, a bit blurry.
    Born April 15 this year, so 26 weeks old. Beautiful long hackle feathers and saddle feathers, upright stance, long tail....But no crowing at all, no bumping, no hounding the ladies....So it's a rooster right? Clearly the lowest on the pecking order, so maybe that's why the lack of crowing?
    Any ideas?
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  2. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh yeah, that's a roo for sure. My silkie roo is his age and still hasn't started crowing. I have heard of roosters starting to crow as late as 11 months old.
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yup, thats a rooster. He's still young, so maybe just he's a late maturer. Do you have another, older rooster? If so, that could be the reason he is not crowing or breeding yet.
     
  4. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but I have an Americana hen that absolutely owns him. Between her and 3 Australorp hens, he's lowest on the pecking order by a ways. He's a real scaredy cat too- runs from everything.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the above; a cockerel for sure.
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel Probably saving his crow for "The Voice."
     
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  8. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a roo alright.
    He let loose his first crow on Saturday morning and blasted me out of bed!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    No surprise there. He was bound to start crowing at some point. :eek:)
     
  10. jknaubs

    jknaubs Out Of The Brooder

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    Love the pun ;)
     

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