I have a group of 10 week old chicks in the house currently due to the weather being rather harsh. Well, I was going about my business when I heard what sounded like a cockerel trying to crow. None of these chicks have ever hinted at being cockerels. I watched them for a bit, and it appears to be my Golden Campine, Aoife. She's very, very, very talkative and always has been, but her comb is, well, tiny and mostly tan/beige with just the slight hint of pink color. I'd think at ten weeks the color would be more developed if she was in fact a he. Actually, her comb has a bit of grey on it similar to her beak. I don't think she is slow on gaining pigment because her legs are nice and grey/blue. Could she just be a noisy little bugger? I also thought I heard her cough. Her voice is kind of hoarse. I don't know if that's what Campines sound like. I've never had one before her. She's very active and has clear eyes, so I'm not too concerned about the cough. It was just a single one I heard and could be anything, but I'm going to keep an eye on her. I must say after hearing what sounded like crowing, I went on a sexing spree for the others in the house. I freaked out because I read somewhere that EEs that are silver (white and black combo) tend to be cockerels, but our little bantam looks like she doesn't have a comb... at all. Our mottled cochin bantam barely has a comb as well. Same with the Welsummer and white cochin. The Campine has the largest comb and there isn't much there. We had a speckled sussex cockerel last time around and by 10 weeks it was fairly obvious, so I really just think I'm worrying over nothing. I saw pictures of golden campine cockerels at 6 weeks and they have bigger, pinker combs than Aoife has. The chicks also have absolutely no signs of wattles. I can post pictures in a bit if that would help, but has anyone had a young pullet sound like it was crowing almost?