That top pic looks male....how old?
FYI.....semantics, maybe, but can be important communication terms when discussing chicken behavior.
Female chickens are called pullets until one year of age, then they are called hens.
Male chickens are called cockerels until one year of age, then they are called cocks(or cockbirds or roosters).
Age in weeks or months is always a good thing to note.
Oops, sorry, missed that part of your post.I said 5 months but I did the math and they won’t be 5 months till the end of September.
Yup!The top one is a cockerel. You can see the start of the male specific pointed saddle feathers.
No worries he’s a big beautiful boy. His temperament is just right too. He loves coming up to me and letting me scratch his neck and ears. After I get one side he cocks his head to the other side and coos till I get the other ear. He’s the only chicken we have that stays still for petting. He’s a little bossy toward the other 3. Kind of puffs his wings out and sprints at them. No pecking though. I’m really not sure why he does it lol. If he is really a he then I won’t be able to keep him .... unless his crowing stays quiet! I know he’s an EE but those colors I want his genes in some chicks. With a family of 7 I’m going to need more than 3 hens especially since Jinco is going to lay tiny eggs.Oops, sorry, missed that part of your post.