, I'm still suspicious of Boots being a roo, but unfortunately, I can't be certain quite yet. I'm thrown off because my other (whom I think is a pullet) has such a red comb and wattles. I also suspected the hatchery sent me a partridge by mistake, but he is indeed a Silver Penciled.
Boots is on the right, Lula is on the left.
This is Boots close up.
And this is Lula on the left, Boots on the right again. The frizzled appearance seems to have subsided over time. Boots is feathering at a much slower rate than Lula still. What I've read about the Tardy gene is that it's a male dominant trait--as is slow feathering. So I'm leaning in the direction of roo for him. His feet have significantly longer feathers than my suspected pullet, too. Behavior wise, he's just begun chest bumping others and rounding all the chicks up every chance he gets. His behavior adds to my suspicions further. I'll keep posting updates as I observe more!Edited by inthesticks1847 - 6/15/15 at 5:35pm