So I have my fabulous RIR chicks growing at a rapid rate, with one exception. All are 2 weeks old as of Thursday, however in the last growth spurt I noticed one chick not feathering as rapid as the others. It is also alot smaller than the others. I weigh them and it is about an ounce lighter than the rest and it also has only just got tail feathers and feathers above where the wing joins the body. Where as all the rest are now working on feathers above the legs and filling in their rather ridiculous racing strip feathers on their chest. The little one eats fine with the others. There is no pushing out going on. However.. while the others are working on looking all raggedy with sprigs of down and feathers everywhere (they really look like no one owns them) this one has been working on growing a comb. Compared to the rest (9 others) it has a darker pinkish red comb that is sticking out. The others have yellowish pink combs still tucked in. Here are some photos, maybe someone can confirm my suspicions on have a male among my girls. Close up of one of the girls virtually no comb Comparison picture Who'd thunk making them both face the same direction for the picture would be so difficult... I think the last photo was taken after 50 unsuccessful attempts.