I'm new to this chicken raisin' game, and have some questions regarding the development of my 5 week old Lt Brahma babies. I have been watching one in particular because it seems to be developing differently than the others. I've had them for over 3 weeks now. The feathers are growing in more slowly, and in a different order than the others. The feathers are the same, though. It is slightly bigger than most of the others as well. In the last few days it seems to be developing a bump/raised area, for lack of a better term at this stage, near the top of its head - almost between the eyes. The color is yellow/orangish. I wondering if it was a roo or not, I'd like to have one but trying not to get my hopes up too much either. Its behavior is slightly different as well, as is the noise it makes. It isn't like the others chicken-chatter, it's more urgent in nature than them. This bird is not aggressive at all, except for the noise it makes, especially nearing dark. And it seems to be "directing" the others. I have two others that are developing a reddish/pinkish comb area but both are rather flat and pointed between their eyes (pointing backwards). I would have thought that by 5 or so weeks it would be obvious if I had a roo, but that doesn't seem to be the case so far. I don't really care, they're really wonderful and friendly birds in any case. I am impressed at their size at this young age, too, as is my DH who was out of town for a week. He came home, took one look and said "we've got CHICKENS! What happened to the babies?" They seem to be extremely curious also, and not easily startled (except for one that is rather a loner anyway). Can anyone offer words of wisdom? Thanks!