Okay i just picked up all these girls today. They are 5-6 months old and I'm a complete novice to this. Is this big girl a girl?!? I'm getting nervous that she may be a he
Roo or pullet
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I would put them more at about 4 months of age and, yes, that is a cockerel. Notice the advanced coloration of the comb/wattles and the glossy, dark patches in the feathering - as well as the stance? Being a bit younger than estimated also explains why the saddle/hackle feathers have not really come into their male characteristics just yet - but they will be along in the next few weeks.
Hate to say it, but would like to see a better shot of the red bird behind this one as well -- have some suspicions on what can be seen.
Edited by Ol Grey Mare - 3/31/16 at 6:02pm