Happy nearly-almost-so-close-I-can-smell-it SPRING! I couldn't wait for TSC/Co-Op to get chicks in so I Craig's listed and ended up with 2 Easter Eggers from one ad and 2 Barred Rocks, 1 Black Australorp and 1 "Buff Something-or-other" (she's a hatchery blend and I forget what she was originally called) from another ad. They were apparently all sexed at the hatchery, but I have two that I am questioning already. Hatch date Feb 18th, so two weeks old on Monday (March 4th). Barred Rocks: I have suspected (read as: convinced) that the bird on the right in both photos is a cockerel. However, as the days pass, and the other chicks "catch up" in size, I am questioning my conviction. I work in veterinary medicine and have a DVM wanting to attempt caponization, but do not want to attempt to caponize a pullet, because that would not only be hard, it would be impossible. And it has such a cute personality that if it IS a female, I absolutely want this bird in my flock. (darker head, the tail is usually held in a more upright position, the bird is much larger than the others- but feathering first, the legs are 1.5 times the circumference than the other BR- but she seems to be thickening, it tends to let the others eat and assumes a "look out" position, is always the first to move from the flock to investigate me, seems to have a more upright stance than the others, etc etc etc) And on to the Black Australorp, which I question only because I have read that white above the eyes means cockerel. If the above BR is going to be voted female, and this BA is voted male, then the BA gets caponized. Or I'm thinking too much and just need to let them grow up a little. I will totally accept that as an answer as well. Thanks for your opinions!