wouldn't another chicken be able to let us know? Yes, I'm new to owning chickens. I'm aware that with certain chickens like Silkies it's hard to tell for a long time whether it's male or female but after a certain age, wouldn't another rooster let you know? This afternoon some people (looking for a new home for their rooster) dropped off a rooster in my yard. Thing is, I already have one although I'm not supposed to be keeping roosters where I live but the neighbors themselves gave the rooster to me and nobody complains around here. Anyways, so this rooster was dropped off in my yard, and like a magnet, my rooster and this other rooster were drawn to each other (keep in mind it's a very large yard) but they went directly to each other and started fighting but were immediately broken up. Needless to say, I made sure the rooster went back to where he came from. After this I got to thinking, well if we can't tell whether the chicken is a rooster or not, wouldn't another rooster just let us know?