Newbie here, when will my tom show his snood? When will his head turn blue. he is a 5 month old bourbon red / rio grande and bronze cross Well I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to post their opinions about my bird. Everyone said the dark bird was a hen, everyone was unfortunately wrong. The bird is definately a tom. I just introduced my new eastern wild tom and hen to the birds this afternoon. Before I was able to put the new tom in the run the dark bird puffed out and the snood became visable. He is the alpha tom at this piont and after about 10 minutes of posturing and pecking they are one harmonious group. Will post pictures and video later.