ok here is an update my chickens are now 15 weeks and i'm still clueless as to what they are both are small like hens, have small petite feet and barely any comb. both have rooster coloring though so i'm just all sorts of confused!!!
i think these are rounded?
i dont see saddle feathers?
the gold is new and just came in last week
no comb really, small feet
im not sure if these are rounded or not? gah
I'm on team pullet for these three too. It's much more than just "red shoulders" IMO. At 15 weeks you can expect some redness and even younger if they get chased or picked up, they'll redden up too. By 15 weeks, I'd definitely expect to see some saddle feathers. You can spread the wings and look high on the back up to base of neck and see if you see any pointy feathers starting. All of mine started coming in at 11 weeks, though some were more obvious than others and grew in faster. By 7 weeks, all of my EE cockerels have had a distinctly larger and redder comb.