The farmer down at the grain elevator asked how old our chickens were, and when I said about 11 weeks, he asked what my hen/rooster ratio was. When I told him I wasn't sure, he said, "You mean you can't tell yet?" I sheepishly said this is the first batch of chickens we've ever raised. Anyway... maybe you can help my husband and I over the debate raging due to this particular chicken. This was the very first EE we had hatch -- the one my husband named Obama. I noticed cute little upside-down heart patterns starting to show up on the short rounded feathers along the base of the tail.