What age did your BO's start crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HEChicken, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I know it is really variable on age but from what I gather, some breeds crow earlier than others so I'm curious for those of you who have BO's - what age did they first crow?

    I have three who are now 14 weeks old. One is definitely a pullet. The other two, when I posted 9 week pics, a few people thought pullet but most said roo. They do have more developed combs & wattles than the pullet but I'm not seeing any pointy tail or saddle feathers so the jury is still out (for me anyway). I finally decided to just wait until they either crow or lay an egg [​IMG] But I would have thought they might have at least tried to crow by 14 weeks..... (it doesn't matter much to me which they are, but I can't help being curious).

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    Last edited: Oct 17, 2009
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    No one has a BO rooster?
     
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with 7 BO roos and the first one crowed at about 4 months.
     
  4. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO roos are 19 weeks old today. The first one started crowing at 13-14 weeks. A friend who has BO's thought he was a little early.

    The other two had his example and started a couple of weeks later. The most junior roo's voice still cracks, like a teenage boy!

    It is so exciting when they start, but now I wish I could get mine to do it a little later in the morning! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kotiya

    Kotiya Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 BO roosters about 12 wks. No crowing yet.
     
  6. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have waaay too many BO roosters and truthfully, I don't know if any of them crow! They are on the bottom of the pecking order so that may be why. If anyone wants a nice BO roo, let me know! I have around 30 that need to go one way or the other!
     
  7. loobell

    loobell New Egg

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    My BO roo started attempting to crow at almost 11 wks. We were hoping the chicken was a hen but his first crow attempt was the day after my father-in-law said he was a roo.
     

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