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I have a crowing silver Sebright (5 mo) that crows. I have had countless of people tell me its a female, so thats whats interesting.

Something i notice is that this one has had a huge crowing gap. Whenever i have had roosters (ive had quite a few.) once they start crowing, there are sometimes gaps between crowing again, but normally they just get so excited they continue to crow 24/7, and sometimes fizzle out a little bit on crowing.

This one had about a 3 week (or even more!) gap of crowing.

Like the Sebright crowed once or twice, then didn’t crow for 3 weeks or so, then started crowing again! So heres my question

Assuming its a female (like everyone says) will i be stuck with a crowing female?? I mean, thats the #1 reason i don’t want roosters in the first place! Because of crowing. Or, is this possibly a male? Because the waddle seems pretty developed. Will she/he eventually fizzle out of it?

Would a video of the crowing be useful? Its crackly sounding, like a broke kazoo. It also gets extremely high to do it, like when doing this, it got in the nesting box on the perch to be high, and they NEVER stay in the nesting box this late, ever.


Picture i took yesterday:
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Extremely energetic, spunky, and out of the two (Sebright, Trixie, Japanese, Dixie) Trixie seems to be slightly dominant, but they aren’t aggressive and i never have seen them make contact
 
A video may be helpful on this. Hens can be generally very vocal during certain events of the day. I'm curious if this is some variant of the egg song, some distress call or just general hen chatter. My girls get loud for any number of reasons - heard a noise, saw a shadow, or even someone else is in my nestbox!

There is a possibility that you do have a crowing hen. Sometimes roosterless flocks will see a hen rise to the ranks of "rooster" and lead the flock. This usually results in making sure the other ladies make it home at night, but might end up also crowing or even attempting mating. I hear this can also be associated with a damaged reproductive system where your false-rooster may reduce laying (or even stop) and may even take on a visual look of a rooster (growing hackles and saddles). Unfortunately, being a genetic female, this comes with none of the perks of being able to create fertile eggs.

Another curiosity on this one - is this one laying eggs? Or are you able to distinguish between these eggs and the rest of your flock?
 
A video may be helpful on this. Hens can be generally very vocal during certain events of the day. I'm curious if this is some variant of the egg song, some distress call or just general hen chatter. My girls get loud for any number of reasons - heard a noise, saw a shadow, or even someone else is in my nestbox!

There is a possibility that you do have a crowing hen. Sometimes roosterless flocks will see a hen rise to the ranks of "rooster" and lead the flock. This usually results in making sure the other ladies make it home at night, but might end up also crowing or even attempting mating. I hear this can also be associated with a damaged reproductive system where your false-rooster may reduce laying (or even stop) and may even take on a visual look of a rooster (growing hackles and saddles). Unfortunately, being a genetic female, this comes with none of the perks of being able to create fertile eggs.

Another curiosity on this one - is this one laying eggs? Or are you able to distinguish between these eggs and the rest of your flock?
Thanks so much! I’ve never heard of this before! How would you be for sure you have a rooster, and not a female trying to mate? I would assume they still would lay eggs?

Their “flock” is just Dixie & Trixie. (At the moment, anyway) A broody hen is raising some babies that are the same breeds they are (Japanese & Sebright) and the goal is to mix them into their flock while still being content with the big flock cause of being raised in it.

No, not laying eggs. I think its coming soon though because she kept staying in the nesting box and seemed a bit chattery, but could be wrong.

Thanks again!
 
Thanks so much! I’ve never heard of this before! How would you be for sure you have a rooster, and not a female trying to mate? I would assume they still would lay eggs?
I'd probably wait for eggs at this point. From the 5 month age, I'm betting laying will start any day now, especially with her going to the nest box. But yea, eggs are a surefire way to prove female. A male will never be able to lay. Lack of eggs is a bit of a fuzzy area though.

When you do have eggs start appearing and you are curious who is contributing, could do a butt check.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/
 
I'd probably wait for eggs at this point. From the 5 month age, I'm betting laying will start any day now, especially with her going to the nest box. But yea, eggs are a surefire way to prove female. A male will never be able to lay. Lack of eggs is a bit of a fuzzy area though.

When you do have eggs start appearing and you are curious who is contributing, could do a butt check.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/
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Her face about a month ago (or shorter)
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Then now.

Awesome! Thanks!
 
It looks like it has a pretty big comb and wattles for a Sebright pullet. Sebright pullets don’t get red combs until right before they lay. As the above post says, all Sebrights are ‘hen feathered.’ Comb and wattles are the only visible indication of a male. That and crowing.
 
I have a crowing silver Sebright (5 mo) that crows. I have had countless of people tell me its a female, so thats whats interesting.

Something i notice is that this one has had a huge crowing gap. Whenever i have had roosters (ive had quite a few.) once they start crowing, there are sometimes gaps between crowing again, but normally they just get so excited they continue to crow 24/7, and sometimes fizzle out a little bit on crowing.

This one had about a 3 week (or even more!) gap of crowing.

Like the Sebright crowed once or twice, then didn’t crow for 3 weeks or so, then started crowing again! So heres my question

Assuming its a female (like everyone says) will i be stuck with a crowing female?? I mean, thats the #1 reason i don’t want roosters in the first place! Because of crowing. Or, is this possibly a male? Because the waddle seems pretty developed. Will she/he eventually fizzle out of it?

Would a video of the crowing be useful? Its crackly sounding, like a broke kazoo. It also gets extremely high to do it, like when doing this, it got in the nesting box on the perch to be high, and they NEVER stay in the nesting box this late, ever.


Picture i took yesterday: View attachment 3182125Extremely energetic, spunky, and out of the two (Sebright, Trixie, Japanese, Dixie) Trixie seems to be slightly dominant, but they aren’t aggressive and i never have seen them make contact
So I have a Golden Sebright that I thought was a female also and then HE started crowing and and few weeks later his tail feathers started getting longer and asked on here about it also. But looks from the picture your pullet is a cockerel.
 
I have a crowing silver Sebright (5 mo) that crows. I have had countless of people tell me its a female, so thats whats interesting.

Something i notice is that this one has had a huge crowing gap. Whenever i have had roosters (ive had quite a few.) once they start crowing, there are sometimes gaps between crowing again, but normally they just get so excited they continue to crow 24/7, and sometimes fizzle out a little bit on crowing.

This one had about a 3 week (or even more!) gap of crowing.

Like the Sebright crowed once or twice, then didn’t crow for 3 weeks or so, then started crowing again! So heres my question

Assuming its a female (like everyone says) will i be stuck with a crowing female?? I mean, thats the #1 reason i don’t want roosters in the first place! Because of crowing. Or, is this possibly a male? Because the waddle seems pretty developed. Will she/he eventually fizzle out of it?

Would a video of the crowing be useful? Its crackly sounding, like a broke kazoo. It also gets extremely high to do it, like when doing this, it got in the nesting box on the perch to be high, and they NEVER stay in the nesting box this late, ever.


Picture i took yesterday: View attachment 3182125Extremely energetic, spunky, and out of the two (Sebright, Trixie, Japanese, Dixie) Trixie seems to be slightly dominant, but they aren’t aggressive and i never have seen them make contact
You female is a male :D
 

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