My pullets are now at the 8 week old stage and I have my suspicion that one is not a hen but rather a roo. DH says "wait and see it might be developing faster", and I've seen some reds with pretty large combs, so I'm willing to wait and see for a while yet, but I really do not want a roo in my flock.
Since I'm not sure how to tell by feathering, I'd like some advice from those with more experience (this is my first flock of chickens) as to whether this could maybe be a hen, or whether it's actually a young roo.
First pic is saddle/tail feathers as it's feeding:
lifting it's head to pay attention to surroundings as it's feeding:
I have others in the flock that have darker red combs, but not as tall as this little one. And I have a couple that have very yellow combs with barely a tinge of red, although they are all only 1 day apart in age. Right now approximately 8 weeks old