We are a new chicken raising family (about a week) and I did much of my pre-research here on BYC. We now have our 8 NH Reds and they are doing great. I do have one that looks distinctly different from the others and, after some research, I am wondering if it might be a rooster. It is slightly larger, has a more pointy head which is also much more yellow than the others, and has hardly any feathers compared to the rest. What feathers it does have are very short on the wings. It is also the calmest of the group and tolerates being picked up really well. I know it's very early to tell, but we need to do some planning since our neighborhood won't tolerate a rooster. Anyway, is it best to try and give this one away now? We got them from the local feedstore and they were sold as sexed chicks. I know there is only about 90% accuracy with this, but do you think they might let me "trade him in" for another chick? Or even trun him over and buy another? We would really like to have 8 so if this one turns out to be a rooster I was thinking of adding another chick now. Can I bring in another chick that would be about a week younger? One more question, if there is a little poo stuck to the fuzz, but it isn't blocking the vent at all or building up, should I just leave it? Thanks for any and all advice! I am already getting Chicken Fever!