To Crow or Not to Crow... This is the question!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Ok so my actual question is more along the lines of:

    How reliable is the whole comb and wattle method of predicting what's a Roo and what is not?

    I ask because I have a 7 week old Cuckoo Maran that I have been expecting to be a Roo for several weeks now, simply because he/she has a larger comb and the beginnings of wattles, while the others really don't or only have small ones.
    He/she is the most dominant bird I have as well.
    But he/she is not crowing at all...

    At what age of not hearing crowing am I "in the clear"?

    I will get a picture of him/her later.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    No way are you in the clear, LOL. My oldest crower was 15 weeks old. Some have had them wait till almost a year old, too.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  3. Oh goodness LOL

    Well if I didn't have the Neighbors From Hell I wouldn't care.
    I'll be listening. If he/she crows I'll give him away. I'm sure someone will take him.

    Should there be a size difference at this age if it is a Roo? Right now it's the same size as the others.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    At that age, there isn't always a big size difference, but look a the legs-are they much thicker than the others?

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