The complication of cock-bird call suppression has already been covered.
Plus, there can be variations of the cock Lavender's call due to age and other birds around.
Sound clip below is of a bird, now called Alan, sold to me as a Lavender hen called Elaine.
As the calls evolved/ varied, a name-change was required to Alan.
Recordings made of Elaine/ Alan showed how over a short time his calls varied.
First half of sound clip is Alan in early May being very circumspect.
This is followed by him in June in full cock-call voice with classic four waves.
DNA test confirmed - Alan.
Click on triangular player play button below to hear the calls. If the player doesn't work,
please try clicking on the text link to left of the player.
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