sheesh. at 27 and 25 weeks... i hear the first whisper of a cock-a-doodle-doo. seriously? I need your help- have the "ladies" been joking the whole time? is one of them a man? I was sure these two were girls... now after taking their photos, the one that has always given me pause- questioning it's gender- looks the most female of the two. meet Camilla, 27 weeks (whom until this photo I assumed female, but those saddle feathers are getting a little pointy-ish.... but I'm new, and he's a really feathery fluffy cochin) when I got her at 17 weeks, the man was quite positive she was a she- and looking at her hatchmates... she seemed like a she. and Reepicheep, 25 weeks, bossy as anything- barnyard mutt- and hatched by a duck (no joke) Yes, those wing feathers have been clipped (several times- they keep growing) she loves to fly. And has only just started to get red in the face in the past 3 weeks. as the "girls" are smuggled into town and are not allowed to be roosters (thereby blowing their cover beyond the immediate neighbours - who are smitten with them I must add!) could that have been a fake cockadoodledoo I heard this morning? it's was very very quiet, not raspy, just... like some one had done it under a pillow. I'm sure on the hatch dates for both of them.