I've got a 1 month old RIR and she's looking like a he... It's supposed to be a pullet but I'm now thinking it's a cockerel and I'm VERY excited about the possibility! I was disappointed at first but the more I think it's a cockerel, the more I'm growing to love the idea. So, now I'm afraid I've set myself up for disappointment... Can any rooster-seasoned chicken keepers tell me what I've got? Here he(?) is!! That comb seems a little red and large in comparison to my other chicks... This is the only RIR I've got in my bunch so I can't do an accurate comparison. Here's a red cross pullet though... And her comb is small and still yellow. She's the same age. All my other chicks look similar in regards to comb size/color. Here's and Isa brown pullet and her tail is in a fan... She's got really defined feathers that are either rounded off at the tail or squared. So, great! Pullet! She's got the tail of a small hen! Here's my RIR supposed cockerel again... That tail curve. Lol. I can try to get a better picture if you guys need it but it seems the feathers are NOT defined at all. His tail feathers seem to come to a point at the ends... I can't tell if that's how they are or if some of the tail feathers got pecked and broken? Regardless there's a curve there. It's a young bird and maybe it's all still developing because I remember thinking my last RIR who is now two was a cockerel when she was actually a pullet. No spur buttons, hackle, or saddle feathers as of right now but like I said the bird is still young. There are no signs of aggression or anything like that either. I'm just going off the comb and tail. Let me know what you think! This would be my first rooster ever and there's a good chance it's all in my head... If you think it IS a rooster, please give me all the taming and training advice you can! I've got a toddler and I free range, I'd hate to have to harvest him for going after my baby!