I've had this bird for a little over a year now (Barred Rock), and I thought for the longest time that it was a hen, but I haven't seen it on or coming off of a nest in what seems like a really long time, if ever (haven't tried the lipstick or food coloring trick to know for sure if s/he is laying). S/he has a massive comb and wattles compared to my other BR hens, but the ticker seems to be the shanks of the legs. They are yellow, not the dark color that the hens have. S/he attempts a very feeble crow occasionally. Funny thing is if it is indeed a rooster, I have never once seen it try to mate any of the birds in my flock. Can it possibly be a hen that does not lay or a rooster that does not breed? Inquiring minds want to know.