Mine is not supposed to be a male. I paid for female, so I am not expecting much tail length. I only ordered it because I thought the coloring was pretty. Still, it's very cute now, but seems to be near the bottom of pecking order so far. With her being on the smallish side compared to the Dominickers and White Rocks I kind of worry about her some. Might end up putting her with my D'uccles if she gets picked on too much.