Hi~ I have 3 14 week old Maran's that we purchased from a local lady who breeds and sells chickens (we havce a total of 18 birds). She told us that she was sure these 3 were females because of the color they were when they were born. Now that I've read up on this, I'm learning that means they are sex linked. We have one Maran who appears to be a Birchen (silver/white chest) that I've been questioning if she was really a he. This bird is a lot bigger and has a very red comb~ and also this one has no feathers on it's legs (the other two we have are the black/copper type and have feathers on their feet and a small black comb and not nearly as tall). I've been looking all around for pictures of a Birchen Hen and I'm not having much luck. We do have 2 small cochin birds that ended up being roosters and they are out there all day crowing. This Maran in question has never crowed, that I can tell. Today my husband saw the Maran mount one of the Partridge Plymouths that we have (about 17 weeks old). The cochins have been all over these birds, and won't leave them alone. Does this mean this Maran is a Rooster?