I have a black Silkie that is going on 3 months. S/he has gold feathering in the neck, beautiful dark purple in the wings, and dark peacock green through the tail. It is increadibly beautiful, but although the colors are very vibrant, you can't see them in every light, so I haven't been able to really capture it with my camera- s/he just looks black on film. Does this bright color indicate a Roo? Or is it just indicative of the breed for both male and female?? Also, s/he "barks" like the dog, instead of bok like the other hens - is that normal? It is no louder than a bok, but it's such a strange noise.