Silkie female ... Crowing? Is she a he?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ellebelle, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. ellebelle

    ellebelle Out Of The Brooder

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    This evening as the sun was going down, I heard an awful loud noise from the coop. I ran down stairs to see one of my white silkie bantams kind of .... Half crowing. It didn't sound like a cockadoodledoo, more like one loud, "errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.". All one tone and very loud.

    Here is a photo of the bird in question :

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    kungpao-a by Lissa**, on Flickr

    It is not a show quality bird and I think I read that pullet do grow combs and wattles sometimes and I didn't think this birds were excessively large? It is about 22 weeks old and this is the first time I've heard this. Could it be the egg song? The larger chickens (barred rock, Wyandotte, EE) have all started laying this past week.
     
  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    yup that is a roo
     
  3. xcsports

    xcsports Out Of The Brooder

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    :lol:look at that face:lol:
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Quote:X2
     
  5. ellebelle

    ellebelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Crap, those are illegal in the city. Hopefully he'll be quiet until I find a place for him. [​IMG].

    Will he crow every day now?
     
  6. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:most likely my silkie is my loudest crower even louder than my standard cochins. Good luck
     
  7. ellebelle

    ellebelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Out of curiosity, I'm 99.9% sure that the other silkie is a female based on the photos and the differences between the two. But just so I have no more surprises, this one = a girl, yes?

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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  8. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I think the that one is a pullet yes
     

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