I made a new & different board today with updated pics and got alot of female votes https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=539353 This was the difference in them 3 weeks ago, same age: Blackie first: We gave this one away: Two days after we gave away the little roo, in the middle of the night, Blackie made a "pathetic sound that would hardly remind you of a crow" which was during a really amazing & terrible lightning/thunder storm. It was 3x in a row and he/she was stretching their neck while screeching on the perch, looking like the real deal. Blackie also did this the next 2 nights (1x each night -3 pathetic sounds in a row) but not since. *Edit: Heard the "odd screechy 3x in a row sound" coming from the coop this morning 07/12/11 Blackie is the sweetest most tame chick we have, a true sweetheart. But it is illegal for us to have a rooster So ... please cast your vote? Or is it just truly too early to tell, I've read several times "thought was a rooster & then it laid an egg".