When do cochin cockerels start crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Studio2770, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster

    Apr 29, 2013
    We have a partridge cochin that I'm convinced is a boy. The name went from Olivia, to Olive, to Oliver. Oliver is 9 weeks old. My mother said she heard a crow like sound. Oliver is the only cockerel out of an EE and cochin pullet. There's also 5 leghorns that almost all are laying. I doubt Oliver attempted to crow since cochins mature slow. When can I expect Oliver to start crowing?
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    I've never had the big Cochins, so I don't know about them. However, I have had bantam Cochins for a long time. I have had birds that I wasn't sure whether they were male or female until they were close to 5 months old. On the other hand, I have had Cochin chicks that were just a week or so old crowing in the brooder, too. [​IMG]

    (Fuzzy little chicks trying to crow is one of the silliest things you'll ever hear. It's a sort of giggly little squeak!)
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013

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