We have a beautiful black Australorp hen. She looks like a hen – we have been told she is hen! She was part of a flock of three backyard hens and is 2 years old. Of that flock she was the lowest of the pecking order. She has never laid and egg but looks healthy and is beautiful looking – very elegant. The top chook in the flock died two months ago and this chook (name is Nigella) stepped into the position of top chook. Over the last six months her comb has grown larger but most disturbingly she has grown spurs. She is quiet and loves a rub and does not display any aggression. She doesn’t crow and still clucks like her ‘sister’. She still looks like a hen – fat and squat and not lean like an Australorp rooster. Does anyone have ideas of help? Have we got a Transgendered hen in our flock?