like i said on the other post... if it WERE a roo, by almost 16 weeks (same as yours) a rooster would ALREADY be crowing... you'd see visual signs in the feathering (longer, more pointed saddle/hackle feathers), AND the comb/wattles would be WAY more developed than that little one's got IMO... and your girls will be developing their own combs in preparation for laying.
Hey one sure way to test his roo ability is to catch him up and put him in a box or carrier. If he's a roo you will hear him crow. If he's a pullet he will just sqwak. Seems every time I've rehomed a cockerel that never crowed, the second they went into the carrier they began crowing. Lol.
I have 8 roostersof different breeds that are nearly the same age...16-18 weeks old and the only one that has crowed is my 1 Silver Sebright.
BTW...this is a picture of the bird I think he is asking about and islocated here...I have been following the thread:
His photo, not mine
Edited by ESofVA - 8/11/12 at 5:36am