Hi, everyone! This is my first post and our family are are first-time chicken owners. One of our 3 is a sweet and docile Blue Cochin who surprised us by loudly crowing twice two days ago, around 10 am. She has been silent since. She has little spur buds, but so do our other two (RI red and the Leghorn cross). No obvious tail feathers yet, although her waddle is bigger than the other's. She also has a very fuzzy, downy bottom, and doesn't mind be held, even on her back. Please help a new chicken family learn whether Misty is a boy or girl! Is 3-4 months old enough to sex a Cochin? Would a roo have obvious tail feathers by now? From what I've read here, spur buds are not a reliable sign, and that roo-like behavior sometimes happens in the absence of a dominant roo. Or are we just kidding ourselves ? (Out little kids would be so sad to see Misty go...) THANK YOU!!! I tried to post pics and a link to a short Youtube clip, but the forum tells me that due to recent spam problems, new members must "reduce the number of URLs or images in your post to 0." Bummer - we really need your help. Her clip on YouTube is titled: "Docile Blue Cochin" youtu.be/7NM3AXUZpps I'm at [email protected], if I could e-mail pics to anyone. We would be grateful for any input!