I have two young chickens, probably around 5 months old, who have not revealed their gender yet. I've posted a couple times in the "what is my gender" forum, and replies have always been mixed. I'm of the impression that if they were hens, they might have started laying by now, but maybe not. However, if they are roos, shouldn't I have seen some kind of rooish behavior at this point? No attempts at mating the hens, no crowing AT ALL. None of that sideways approaching of the hens (whatever the heck that is called, LOL). Nothing that would make you say ROOSTER! We do have a year or so old golden sebright rooster, who I guess would be considered the alpha. I've read that this might delay the emergence of rooster behavior, but to what extent? These freeloaders need to crow or get laying!!!