We purchased 6 "pullets" from TS back in March, they are 11 1/2 weeks old now. We chose 2 of each of the 3 pullet breeds they had available - Dominique, Faverolle, & Buff Orp. After a lot of concern and asking for opinions here and elsewhere, the vast majority seemed to think our Dominiques were roos. I suspected one was, I was heartbroken to have to accept it was both of them. A few nights ago, one of them (the one I suspected) started crowing. So we knew we had to act fast - we can't keep roosters. So today we drove 2 hours to deliver both of those "girls" to a new owner. I am so sad sitting here thinking of how afraid they probably are right now. I am seriously overprotective of them, have nagged my husband to no end on building them a predator proof coop, etc - and now they're just OUT THERE. I didn't want them to be dinner though, and the guy that took them said he wouldn't do that. I hope he was being honest. On the way home from our journey we picked up 2 buff brahma pullets. We were told they were the same age as our flock but as soon as I saw them in person I thought - no way. This is a BIG breed right?? They are half the size of my other girls. So now I have this nagging question in my mind .... are some of my others boys too? I have become hyper aware of the differences between both my Orps and both of my Faverolles. Not huge things, but still things I see that make me wonder if it's because one of them might be male. And the 2 brahmas we got today. I am staring at them wondering are they REALLY pullets?? I can't believe they are as old as my other girls. Which makes me more concerned about the development I see on them. Maybe they are really just 6-8 weeks old...and boys. UGH. This is how I feel today. UGH. And I just hope Margaret and Leia are sleeping safely tonight.