Which breed of rooster makes the most traditional Cock-A-Doodle-Doo?

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  1. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Cream Legbar just yells and the Black Marans made a 2-part call. But neither one sounds traditional, so which breed of rooster really makes the most traditional Cock-A-Doodle-Doo?
    Thank you,
    Maureen
     
  2. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Colonel Cluck, my Black Jersey Giant Roo has a very traditional sounding crow. Of course chickens cannot make a vocalization that sounds like 'cock' its more like 'awk' but I know what you mean and the Colonel has a very good sounding voice.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Will be interested to see the responses to this thread that address the cadence you ask about...I have wondered also.

    Most cock/erels I've had and heard do not do more than a 3 beat crow, cock-a-doo...
    ...not sure I've ever heard a 5 beat crow, cock-a-doo-dle-doo.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I currently have 10 cockerels and they each have a different crow. The one that I think has the most "traditional" sound is one on my cull list, and one sounds like he's being strangled. I have one with a higher pitched crow, and one with the same type of crow only lower pitched, if that makes any kind of sense.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not so much the breed as it is the individual bird. Case in point my Cream Legbar does make a very "traditional" cock-a-doodle-doooo. Or as close as a rooster can to speaking English lol.
     
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  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Yep - the one on my cull list has all the required syllables for the traditional cock-a-doodle-doo. The others are more like the three syllables you mentioned.
     
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  9. Goronson Chicks

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    I haven't either and wondered why this title is so prevalent - or do I just have the wrong variety of rooster.
     
  10. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so strange - mine just yells.
     

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