This is Freda, she is just over 6 weeks old and is an ameraucana X maran. We were absolutely sure that she was a pullet up until about two days ago. Her comb is sooo much smaller than her brother from the same hatch, and it was always pale, and then about two days ago it started to get darker and it has even grown a bit. She was always so mild mannered and would avoid the cockerels, who would pick on her... Now she tries to spar with them. :( She had a growth spurt and towers over the boys now. I am going to be sooo disappointed if she is a cockerel because of the 6 chicks I bought, 4 of them are cockerels... She would make number 5.... What do you think? I have attached photos of her, and a few of our cockerel from the same hatch.
(PS don't mind how gross it looks in their run -- it has poured rain for three days so I know it looks yucky but that's why!)
Splash, our lovely cockerel (who will be finding a new home, along with the other cockerels as I can't have roosters! :( )