I think I have read every thread (or almost every) on BYC in the last two days regarding roo vs. hen in the last few days. I am coming to the conclusion that two of my chickens are roos (much to my dismay) but I am still stumped due to the lack of wattles. I welcome input in this matter! Unfortunately I cannot give exact ages. When we got the chickens 8 weeks ago we were told they were 14-18 weeks old. We are brand new at this and wanted chickens that were close to egg laying age, I now know that they couldn't have been that old from picture comparisons and they would be laying by now had this been true. They were also "sexed" by the ring method which....my husband and I both rolled our eyes at, but we have little choice when getting chickens where we are located unless we order day old chics online. We can't have roosters in the city, so of course I am hanging onto hope that you all tell me I'm crazy and these are both definitely pullets/hens. I just really need to know for sure so I can figure out what to do before they start crowing or we get more attached to them. Thank you for your help! First loaded images are of our australorp. Next is our australorp/americana mix. Again, we are just going by what we were told (which seems to not be very accurate!) but the breeds do seem to be true comparing to other images. Other info: No crowing (yet) but these two are at the top of my bunch and I see them 'assert' dominance over one another every so often but never for more than a few seconds. They do stand up tall and stretch their necks out when they do this and hold their wings out. They were the smallest of our 4 when we got them and were at the bottom of the pecking order for the first week but now are at the top. Our other two are very docile RIR and a Comet. They are both definitely hens and look different but they are also older and different breeds.