I am stumped ...this little beauty I was convinced was a pullet. But now SHE (hey, I can hope can't I?) is showing wattle development and is only 6-7 wks old, standard light brahma. Are there characteristics that can tell me that can show up at this age...maybe a pattern to the black and white? Or do I have to wait? SHE feathered out quickly. Gritsar has helped me with a few of the characteristics, told me to look at the hackle feathers all the way down to the skin. They are rounded hackle feathers on the top layer and the bottom closest to the skin. Very nice bird, doesn't mind being handled. I'm starting to really like him or her , and as much as I like my roos for my free-rangers, I sure don't need another one! I will take any help! I'm trying to post pics for the very first time, sure hope it works!