So I have a Rhode Island Red that is about 8 months old (picture at bottom) and I'm a little confused about its gender. It looks completely like a hen, but doesn't lay, crows, and is usually very distant and dominate. She was the first of my 9 I have to get a full comb and was very dominate. I had only females at the time. After introducing a rooster, it didn't seem to fight but avoided the new roo. I noticed that it wasn't laying, so I separated it for a few days to make sure and it still didn't lay anything. It doesn't crow much and doesn't sound like the rooster, but only crows in response to the rooster's crow. It's also really chatty and coos most of the time that I'm around. I've heard of "henny roosters," but from what I gather they still mostly have the shape of a rooster and only have female feathering. This one looks almost exactly like my other female RIR (that I know is a hen), but is a shade lighter, a little thicker, and has a much larger comb. It may not be 100% purebred since I got it at our local feed and seed store. So what is it, hen or roo? Maybe just infertile?