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Sussex Rooster Quiet - is this normal???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CountryMom, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    We have a pair of Speckled Sussex - much to my surprise when they came from the pullet pen. LOL Anyhow, the Rooster has always kind of sung to us like a cooing bird. He has started to crow now and it is in that same voice. I call him my singing bird. His crow is very pretty and clear, just very song like and quiet. Has anyone ever had a hen or rooster that make this noise and not normal clucking and crowing? In other words, is this normal?

    Just edited to say he is nearly 4 months old now.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2008
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    I am still newer to chickens, but I think you are really fortunate to have him!! I think chickens are just like other animals in that they all have their different ways about them & personalities which is partly why I think I like them so much?? [​IMG]

    My rooster which accidently came with some pullets was so persistent with his very loud crowing extremely early in the morning 'til night that I could not keep him because I could not keep disturbing my neighbors with him. ( Tho my neighbors were so kind about it thankfully!!)

    Lucky you.......... [​IMG]
  3. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    You know I thought of that. Being a city chicken he would be nice a quiet. Here it really does not matter as his closest neighbors are my family. Dad has been excited from day one when I brought home the chickens. And the next ranch down the road had their own flock.

    I just find him curious with his singing coo and crow. He is one of the four I want to keep.
  4. ConnieA

    ConnieA Chirping

    Mar 9, 2015
    I have three Speckled Sussex roosters, and two have "whisper crows," and the third has a voiced crow, but very quiet. Maybe someone has been selecting for the perfect urban rooster? They are the quietest of the breeds I have had, so far. Needless to say, I will be selecting for quiet voice, too! They are full adults, and the two I entered placed 1st & 2nd in the MO Poultry Association show in April 2015, so that confirms for me that they are typey for the breed. They also friendly with people.

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