A little background: I have a "cherry egger" (New Hampshire/RIR cross) rooster and 9 hens. The hens are RIW(6) and Golden Comet/Cinnamon Queen(3) (whatever you choose to call them). I took 4 eggs to my neighbor because she had a broody cochin and I wanted to see if she would hatch out any chicks. I had no way to know if the eggs came from my Golden Comets or my RIWs. Now I have two 3 week old chicks, who are doing great. Here is the issue- I have no flipping clue if they are cockerels or pullets. From everything I have read, a first generation Golden Comet (RIW hen and Cherry Egger Roo cross) will be sex links. The roos will be completely yellow/white when hatched and the hens will be yellow with brown stripes (which is how the GC hens looked when chicks). These two chicks I have are WHITE. More research tells me that hens tail feathers start to develop sooner than a rooster's. By a week old these two chicks had long pretty tail feathers (at least for a chick). When I got the rooster back in May, he did not have tail feathers until weeks after the hens got theirs. I guess my question is, should I be expecting these two to be roosters? Why are they both white still? Hoping some more seasoned chicken people can help me out here.