Meet Cookie, my blue marans who is about 4 months old. Initially, we thought she was a pullet, but now I am really starting to think she is a roo. First of all, Cookie is massive, much bigger than my White Orp and EE hens. Second, the neck and saddle feathers are much thinner and sharper than my other girls. Cookie's legs are like tree trunks compared to my other girls. The comb isn't as big as I would have expected from a boy but I've never had this breed before and I'm not sure what characteristics are common to marans roos/pullets. What do the experts think? Honestly, I'd love to have rooster but my wife is dead set against it. However, my daughter is so attached this one, that I doubt we'll be able to part with Cookie even if she turns out to be a he .