thank you. The roo is 14 weeks and very roo like even to a newbie like me. I also have 4 straight run non bearded that are 8 weeks old and I have no clue about. I have realized that unless they crow or lay you can't be sure 100%. I'm ok with if it is a roo. I think if I end up with more Roos then hens and everyone gets along I may just have a bachelor coop.