I have 5 week old chicks and I am trying to determine genders. Also, would like any spitzhauben experts to comment on the quality of my birds because I don't think it is real great. I am not impressed with the coloring on either, and the 2nd ones crest is very small (although I don't know what male crests should look like at this age.) I just know that I had one other spitzhauben hen and she had much more black and her spotting was more distinct. This is the side view of my Mercedes. The head and crest look very similar to what my previous hen looked like at that age. I see very small wattles and no comb. This is Cujo. Note the larger wattles, and this one has a comb. Another of Cujo. I'm not impressed with the crest. This is Egyptian Fayoumi #1 Egyptian Fayoumi #2. Note the slightly larger comb. This is my Easter egger And another pic of the same Easter Egger. He/she didn't want to sit up.