Well it looks like the good folks here at BYC were right despite my naiive hope that all would be ok.
I got these chooks as hatchlings from a kindergarten program.
Somehow I always had my suspicions about the black one being a cockerel.
Anyway as they grew the white one (Doris) started to develop much faster than Loretta especially around the comb.
Oh well I thought. Different breeds grow at different rates even though several people here already called it that the white one was a cockerel.
Anyway in the last few weeks Doris really developed "her" wattle and comb and also REALLY started to bulk up. Not just in size but also in weight. I had both of them on my lap yesterday and Doris / Boris weighs about double that of Loretta.
Then this morning I went out to the backyard and found Boris had become sexually active. Let's just say I don't think Loretta quite enjoyed the experience as much as Boris.
Now I guess I'll have some tough decisions to make.
Woe is me...