Hi, Love this site and have been getting most of my information to my questions from previous posts. I just want to confirm with the experienced what you think "Melia" may be....I really hope not a rooster cause it will break my heart. I didn't think to even think to check until recently when that tail kept on growing higher.... No roosters allowed here but s/he is so friendly and a great companion. Yes s/he is a little bossy to my other two girls especially when the others want to sit with me she can get a little bossy.....s/he will sit on my lap and even take a little snooze. I think these are the irrediscent tail feathers but not sure what is meant by pointed hackles. S/he is 15 weeks old. If s/he is a cockeral is it better to rehome him/her sooner rather than later? I have more pics but this one seemed capture what is being discussed to identify. Much thanks to all who respond.