MY DH was home from work and we're in the pool watching my young chicks, 13 weeks, when he says you know that your favorite chicken is a rooster. DUH WHAT??? I take a good look at my darling Savory the black Cochin that i hatched from an egg, and I'll be d&*%#@ her comb is bright red as are her wattles. NNNNOOOOOOO She is a he, what I had been seeing for a while now and not wanting to admit, I love him anyways even though he bit me the other day when I tried to pick him up. So now I hae 3 young roos, way to many and needless to say that I'll be getting rid of 2, the barred rocks, as I can't bear to be separated from my baby. Just so sad I was so hoping for a hen, but you get what you get and deal with it!! But I just gotta say that he is the laziest chhicken I have EVER seen. He is constantly laying down. Walks a few steps and lays down, can't find his mates, runs around looking for them, as soon as he finds them he lays down, he is always laying down. Cracks me up, and makes him easier to catch.