When Chciks puff out their hackle feather and look like they are sparing.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazyelk, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When Chciks puff out their hackle feather and look like they are sparing are they showing roo traits that young? They were doing this a couple weeks after they hatched. or could they be pullets and just playing?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    pullets do that too. If you have pics we can try to guess genders.
     
  3. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3mo pullets that do that. Mainly when their cockerel tries to be the boss and they are like "Uh, no!" at him.
     
  4. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Like mentioned, pullets do it to. They are at "that age" where they are more-or-less figuring out the pecking order and are bumping chests and things like that. Very amusing to watch.
     
  5. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! I also heard my first crow out of a couple chicks that are about 4 weeks old. Are these definitely roos?
     
  6. donrae

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    Crowing = rooster
     
  7. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You heard CROWING from four week olds? Holy crap!
     
  8. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounded like lil squeaky birds. I put them a new roost in the coop and these two lil banty roosters got up on the roost and gave it all they had. Wish I had thought to take video. It was pitiful but it was funny.
     
  9. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Mine started at 4 weeks old as well - and he sounded like a choking goose. XD

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  10. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be really funny, I'm sure! Our Buttercup cockerel started trying hard at 7wks and got the full thing at 8 but it still sounded pitiful! He had the basic cock-a-doodle-do! But it definitely wasn't roo sounding! Lol
     

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