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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPeep, Dec 17, 2011.
My 5 week old buddy just tried it for the first time. Lots of work to do!!
All of mine have started crowing around that age. If you can call it crowing, right?
Quote:Ok good! I thought he was an early bird!
Hmmmm, maybe i'd call it screaming.
This spring I had a Buff Brahma 'pullet' crow once at 5 weeks. Luckily he did not start in earnest until 16 weeks. The EE roo started at 9 weeks and has been steady crowing ever since.
Wow! Maybe I do actually have all hens then! My youngsters are at 8 weeks and no one has attempted to crow yet. Hoping....
I have 13 roosters right now and only the 1 yr old Aussi, and my 6 month old brown leghorn and my 6 month old silver leghorn are crowing. The rest range from 6 month to a year in age and haven't made a sound yet(since there are more dominant roos about).
Only ones I ever had crowing as early as 6 weeks were my Old English Games.
Most of mine have crowed for their first time between 16-17 weeks of age. I did have one who crowed at 9 weeks and it was the most pathetic sound I've ever heard - I thought one of the hens was chocking until I looked down and realized who was making that odd sound. Right now I have a 17-weeker who hasn't attempted it yet (perhaps he saw what happened to his brother at 9 weeks and decided he wasn't going to make THAT mistake).
My latest crower has been an 11 wk old LB/Bo cross. He crowed for the first time a couple days ago. I think Light Brahma's crow a little later.
I wonder this as well..........Ive got 12 week old chickens- the one that is most verbal sounds like a duck hoping that is not a sign of a rooster!!
I have a 7 month old Cochin cockerel who still has yet to crow. But the ladies love him anyway