Just how slow are Black Spanish to mature? I have two pullets. I think. They're about 5 months old, so gender should be pretty apparent, right? One of them, is making me worried. Last night when I went to check on them, she was mumbling in chicken speak with a rooster type sound while trying to huddle down with the other. I've only observed babies and boys doing this. She is talking a lot, another rooster thing. No crow tries that I have heard. I was getting excited because she has started to go red in the comb, but with these new noises... not so excited. Never had this breed before, so I don't know how long it takes for them to mature, but I thought it was pretty standard that a is boy and you can tell early on. Is this a talkative breed? The tail looked hen for the longest time. But now... there are two longer feathers coming out, but nothing for a saddle to speak of. feathers are still rounded, though around the neck seems to be pointy-ish. Not pointy like any rooster I have seen, but not as rounded as what a hen has in my experience. So who knows anything about this breed and how they mature? Seems to me that the boys would be more advanced in their development in the comb and white face growths at this age. Here's photos... Bird in question... See the top tail feathers and the bend to them? Tailless friend... Together, size difference, though were identical for the longest time. Now the one with the tail is larger, talks different, more red in the comb/waddles.