Crevecoeur Chickens, Male/female?

BarelyBirding

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Hi, these two are my roughly 16 week old Crevecoeur chickens, I think the one with the spikey hairdo Is a cockerel, but I’ve never heard it crow, or even attempt to crow. All my other chickens that are cockerels have crowed already. It’s got a tiny bit of red on it’s waddles, but no visible comb. Also it doesn’t Spar or try to spar like my other cockerels. Although sometimes it puffs it’s neck out like a cockerel, but I have pullets that do that too if they feel feisty.

The other one with the rounder, more puffball head I‘m sure is a female. It’s never tried to crow and it’s got no red anything anywhere lol. I’m not sure though, I can’t find any definitive ways to tell if a Crevecoeur Is a pullet or cockerel other than hearing it crow or have a red comb. Also these guys came from the same hatchery and are the same age if that helps.

let me know what you guys think,
Thanks!!
first two pics are of the one I think is male, last two are of the female.
 

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BarelyBirding

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Agree completely.
Second is definitely female.
I cannot see the saddles properly on the first, but the crest says it all.
Pretty birds.
as far as I can tell, it doesn’t have saddle feathers (or at least any Prominent ones). It’s tail/hackle feathers look just like the other one with the puffball head. They are very straight with no curving over.
 

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