I have a full grown rooster, pointed hackle and saddle feathers, big tail feathers... he's a rooster for sure! The strange thing is, he has not yet made any attempt at crowing, nor has he shown any interest in the girls? I'm as confused as he is! What could be going on? Is he just a late bloomer or is there such a thing as a gender confused chicken? I really thought this guy was a hen right up until the appearance of the pointed hackle and saddle feathers. Now I just don't know what's going on. My other roosters never get into any confrontations with this guy since he's not confrontational with them. This rooster is an unusual situation. I hatched him in my incubator from an egg from my light brahma hen, fertilized by my EE roosters. This hen is really really old, and of the numerous eggs of hers that I've tried to hatch I only got a full-term chick this one time. None of her other eggs would hatch, in the bator or under a broody. They develop, but they die around day15-18. I just assumed that this old hens eggs just aren't viable for hatching. They are fertile, but defective somehow. Could this only offspring of hers be a defective bird too? He's a gorgeous rooster though. Coloring of a light brahma and feathers so white that they sparkle! He's got feathered legs a smaller comb, ear muffs and a face like an EE! A very handsom boy, but he doesn't seem to know he is a boy!