I am deciding which of my roosters to keep, and one is a nice purebred Buff Orpington, but I thought he was a hen for a long time because he had no tail feathers! Now he's 5 1/2 months old and is clearly a roo and has a nice comb, but looks kind of girly from the back because he has only 1 or 2 slightly longer tail feathers sticking out maybe an inch beyond the other feathers. In fact I thought maybe he was androgenous, and assumed he was not a good roo to keep for breeding Buffs, but now I'm wondering if maybe some roos don't get their tail feathers for a while. He's filling out nicely. His daddy had nice tail feathers! Anyone know?