We think we have a rooster, but he's still not crowing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brieface, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. brieface

    brieface New Egg

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    Hello, I live in Oakland, CA and we aren't allowed to have roosters. Some quick background: we recently built our chicken coop out of an old swingset using only found and recycled materials (I'll post a picture soon in the appropriate board). A very cool eco-friendly project. But this is our first go raising chickens!

    Anyways, we have 5 chickens and at least 2 of them are laying already (I suspect the Rhode Island whites).

    But we strongly suspect that one of our chickens is a rooster (I'm not sure of the breed, I sorta just grabbed whichever ones from the chicken store). The confusing part is they are all about 4 1/2 months old and I haven't heard any crowing coming from our backyard :( Shouldn't I have heard something by now?

    What is going on here, and do we have a rooster that is just a late bloomer? (and more importantly, anyone in the Bay Area who wants a handsome fellow if he does turn out to be a boy?)

    T-Rex (the one we think is the rooster) is the brown one (our other chickens are: Nugget, Benedict, Olivia, and Spare).

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  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a female Easter Egger. She looks close to laying give her a few more weeks.
     
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  4. ramirezframing

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  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You have an Easter Egger pullet.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger pullet. Pretty bird! I have one that looks almost exactly like that. [​IMG]
     
  7. brieface

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    Thank you everyone! I'm so relieved! It was the lanky body and pointy tail that made us so sure she was a he. And her body type is so different than the others. We were stressed because T Rex is our favorite, but it looks like we have all girls then :)
     

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