Hi This is my Barred Rock 'Matilda' . She was sold to me as a pullet, and is, by my reckoning about 23 weeks old. She has not started laying yet, and has recently become really bossy and loud. She used to friendly, but is now stand offish. Although she looks like a girl to me (no hackle or saddle feathers), she is quite tall and slim through the body. I am beginning to wonder if she /HE is just a late bloomer? I heard a funny noise coming from the coop this morning.... buk buk CockaAAA buk!! I know it was not one of the Australorps, they have a different 'voice' and both lay eggs anyway, and the young sussex chicks still have their baby voices, so Matilda is my prime suspect. What do you all think? Is she a SHE or a HE?