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Very Interesting.. young rooster crowing at 1 1/2 months old!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bad Wolf, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Bad Wolf

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    We hatched 6 of our own chicken eggs this december. We have 1 rooster, an americauna, and several different hen breeds egyptian fayoumis, new hampshire reds, RIR, ect. We discovered that both egyptian fayoumi eggs we hatched are roosters because they started crowing when they were 1 month old! It's normal for fayoumi roosters to start crowing this early but most other breeds don't begin crowing until they are 4 or 5 months old. One of the other chickens that is NOT an egyptian fayoumi has started crowing!!! Has anyone heard of this? They are all from the same hatch just different breed eggs.

    Check out the link of these young roosters. The orange chicken on the left is the non fayoumi rooster that has begun copying the fayoumi roosters.

     

  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    Wow! They're still peeping and they're crowing! Amazing! And it's interesting that that other boy is learning from the crowers.

    Thanks for sharing that!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I've had a one DAY old chick crow. Here's the video:
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  4. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    Now I'm really impressed!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Huh! Did that chick grow to be a rooster then?
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup. His daddy crowed at 4 DAYS old. He is a welsummer.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'll be darned....I wonder how often this happens?
     

  8. Bad Wolf

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    WOW, that's awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing! So cute:)
     
  9. BellChell123

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    LOL, after he did it, and you zoomed in, I could just hear you thinking, "Ah, come on! Do it again! C'moooooon."
     
  10. Beakz

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    im just curious, how do you guys know the sex of youre birds at such a young age??
     

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