After 5 months, I am still not sure if this Rhode Island Red [with black tail feathers] is a male or female. When I got the pair I was told that one was male and the other female. However after 5 months his tail feathers are not lengthening, the comb is only slightly more developed, has no spur, does not crow, but is the dominant chicken in the yard. Some of my friends say its a hen, but I still don't know! Argh! Nice looking comb... Saddle feathers not particularly pointy looking The other RIR is a hen, and this black Hen...don't know the breed. I am having a gender crisis!! Hahaha!