I am hoping maybe I am just crazy, but it looks to me that both these birds are undeniably Roosters, and I swear I heard a cock-a-doodle do come from my yard yesterday. I have this delusion that maybe they wont crow too much and we can keep one (I'm guessing we don't have room for two and they would fight) Are there ever "quiet" Roos? Take a look and tell me what you think? I don't understand how the sex link turned out to be male, but it has long neck feathers, curling tail feathers, is almost as taller than my full grown girls I have. The comb and waddles (while not bigger than my full grown girls of various breeds) are bight red, where the other breeds of the same age are still very pale. Was a bit bigger and more aggressive as the others as a chick. The Ameraucana is the one I suspect is crowing, and well just looks like it has to be a rooster, and is really quiet sweet. I picked him as a chick because the color was more gray then brown, perhaps that is where I went wrong? He wants to get up as high as he can, and can jump up almost 5ft to get on top of things; like he wants to look over his flock and crow his magnificence to the world (I'm having an hard time keeping him contained to their area), unlike the rest who are happy to stay closer to the ground and where they belong, safe from the dogs! He isn't always so upright as in these picks but does seem taller than the others. Also I have seen both of them put full hackles up at each other and do the jump - kick rooster fight thing, though more in a playful fashion... I think they are between 4-5 months old, but have lost track. None (of the babies) are laying yet but I expect them to soon. They were all hatched the same week and I think I got them mid June. <BR> Look at Madonna's (sex link) face compared to this Austrolop who is the same age? <BR> For comparison (and to show off her pretty beard!). She is the same age as the Ameraucana in question <BR> Hackles and tail Feathers say Roo to me! Please tell me I'm crazy and they are really girls!!!