Someone crowed!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heyjami, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    We thought we heard a crow the other morning. There are 2 suspects. Here they are:

    #1 is my rescue chicken - was found wandering the streets at the tender age of 4-6 weeks old.
    S/he is very inquisitive and fearless, friendly and affectionate. Loves to hang with his peeps (humans). Doesn't back down when the labs come sniffing their crate.
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    Here's the Brown Leghorn we just got from a feedstore to be the BFF of the rescue chicken.
    She's shy and quiet and we find her nesting on the floor sometimes. She's not a peep lover yet but today she fell asleep as I was petting her. So gentle and timid.
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    The morning after we introduced the leghorn we heard what sounded like a crow. Very odd!
     
  2. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    do you need better pics?
    We didn't hear a crow today. I'm still hoping they're both pullets!
     
  3. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? It was probably the first one.
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hmmm... This one has me stumped... Neither one yells "rooster" to me. Are you sure there aren't any other possible suspects? The Brown Leghorn looks like a pullet. Have you any ideas on the breed? It looks a bit RIR-ish. But I don't see anything that really points roo on either one.

    ETA - sorry, I missed the part you said they're in a crate. [​IMG]
     
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  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:I agree, do you have other birds in the crate?
     
  6. LostGosling

    LostGosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 is your culprit. You can't hardly sex these two by comb yet, but the coloring on #2 is a give away. #2 has the female sex-link pattern of her breed. Since there is no doubt that #2 is the pullet, that leaves you with #1 as the crower. Hope I helped! [​IMG]
     
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  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I dont think either of them are roos [​IMG] . Sometimes, a female may crow if there is no roo to do it. Neither of them have big enough combs to be roos.
     
  8. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok! There are no other chickens in the crate.

    #1 is a RIR or mix (I'm pretty sure - not the top quality kind, but a nice personality nonetheless and perfect for my backyard admiration)

    I do have a flock nearby - 2-3 year old hens, well established group of 7. The Wyandottes are the loud ladies of the others. But they don't crow - they cackle/cowl (I'm listening to them as I type).

    I agree with the waddles/comb color! And I've been examining those feathers to see if there are any that could be long and I can't find any.
    But the personality is very Alpha, she's larger than the other. The fearless thing is baffling - but we've had hens like that too (usually later once they start laying though)

    I'd guess her age to be 12-14 weeks. She has gotten huge in the last few weeks.
    When I brought the brown leghorn to her she was HUGE in comparison - they are supposed to be the same age.
     
  9. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    #2 is a pullet - no question. Thats the BBR (black breasted red) hen color - all BBR type coloring - the girls color out this way ( BBR english bantams, the brown leghorns, the BBR pheonixes etc ) So that means if you heard crowing its got to be # 1
     
  10. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    does the #1 bird have a single comb or not? can't tell by the pics, but it doesn't look like a single comb to me - either a mixed comb or a peacomb. - since you don't know the actual breed or mixes - theres no telling whats in teh mix...I swear looking at the chicken I was thinking buckeye - not RIR...even by that age I would expect a RIR hen to have more comb.
     

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