Hi, I am new to the backyardchickens forum and I have a question that some of you much more experienced chicken owners may be able to help me with. I just bought two Campine pullets, about 7 months old. One is silver and is for sure a female, the other one is a golden and has a bit larger comb and wattle and has some spur growth. I was told by the lady I got them from that it is definitely a female because it doesn't have the hackle feathers. Could someone out there please explain to me about hackle feathers and also, do females sometimes have spur growth? Any help with this would be much appreciated. I could provide photos here if that would help. Thank you very much.