We bought chicks in July 09, all allegedly female. Long story short, we now have a chicken that has started crowing. We really cant have a crowing bird, whether its male or female as were in the city and our neighbors hate us anyway. He's a nice and docile bird. Please contact me if youd like to buy or trade for this Silkie rooster. We'd love a bantam hen not of the Silkie variety. Thanks!