hi I got this cuckoo silkie in march ment to be a hen she was ment to be 5 1/2 months so she is about 8 months now. She had a bad sinus infection and is still on abs now but doing better. She hasn't laid any eggs but hasn't crowed either. The reddish coloration is a new thing. The breeder wasn't sure so did say I could bring it back if did turn out to be rooster. The gold splash silkie is same age and has been laying eggs since I got her What do you guys think of sprout a hen that is just not laying due to illness or a rooster starting to mature?