Hi everybody, well I thought for sure that my blue cochin was a hen. Now that she is almost 6 months old I am thinking otherwise because "she" appears to have long skinny shiny saddle feathers, and neck feathers. The strange things are this: "she" hasn't crowed, she hasn't done, (or even tried) to do the mounting thing with my girls, my girls are in charge of "her". I thought that she layed an egg also, because a couple weeks ago ( before the cold) there was a tiny, cream colored egg in the nest box. So here are my questions: When do Cochins normally crow, or lay eggs? Is it normal that a hen has shiny and pointy "saddle" feathers? I am puzzled. I am sorry I can't get pics today because I am going to be really busy for the rest of the day. Help!