...But I think I have yet another cockerel. Take a look, and tell me what you think. The bird in question is the lighter-colored one. Comparison of back feathers. Notice how much more developed one is over the other? I've read and experienced that roos' feathers develop at a slower rate than hens. Comparison of tail feathers. Notice how the bird in question also has curled tail feathers. A picture of the comb. Unfortunately, s/he wouldn't allow me to take the picture face-on. This is the supposed boy's sister, just to show how developed the feathers around her neck are. I'm almost certain that this one is a girl. I've always been right with all of the cockerels that we've had in the past, but I'm really hoping I'm wrong this time.