This Black Copper Marans chick has been giving me trouble since hatch! I can't seem to figure out if I think it's a rooster or hen. I'm usually so good at this, but I'm second guessing myself. If it's a rooster, why is it SO BLACK?! Roosters are supposed to be colorful, right?! Has anyone seen an all black BCM rooster before? Please don't try to say it's not a pure BCM. She/he came from a respected breeder I found here. Here's the progression pictures. ALL OF THESE PICTURES ARE THE SAME BIRD. Ok... for SURE a Black Copper Marans. Started life as the bottom egg. What a cute hatchling! Here I was convinced ROOSTER because of the prominent comb... I was still pretty sure at 7 weeks cockerel because that comb was big! But still, not as red as the other cockerels. 11 weeks old now. I changed my mind. It had to be a hen! Named "her" Daphne! She even grew hen tail feathers. Such a pretty hen. These pics are from today - 13 weeks. All of a sudden the comb is reddening and the wattles are very obvious. This isn't supposed to happen yet?!?! As you can see, her tail feathers ALL FELL OUT and now she has no hen tail feathers. It even looks to me like she's growing saddle feathers that point down!!!! Better picture of 0 tail feathers. Could this just be a fast maturing hen? Or a slower maturing rooster?