My friend raised a pair of French black copper marans from hatchlings. At 13 months old, she gave them to me, thinking she was giving me two hens.. However, I"ve had them for 5 days now, and have gotten one egg (that was partially eaten..) One of the 'hens' is larger than the other and has bigger feet and comb, but the coloring is the same and 'she' doesn't have long tail feathers, BUT yesterday when I went out to feed the animals, 'she' crowed!! I'm wondering if this is actually a rooster? My friend really believeved they were both hens, and even believed they both laid eggs.. The first day I had them, they both walked around with similar posture and looked like hens somewhat. But now the one that crowed is standing tall like a rooster. I'm attaching pics of the two of them the day I got them, and a pic of the one in question, standing tall.. What do you think? Rooster? Also, my friend had several roosters and this chicken used to get picked on at her place. Just some incidental facts that may be important.
In the pic below- the one in the front is "Collette" who I think may be a rooster. This pic was taken the first day I got them.
This is "Collette" yesterday, looking quite "cocky" lol.