Just ranting.... Why is it I can look at everyone else's bird and instantly think 'rooster' or 'hen' but not the same at my house. I have 15 Ameraucanas - hatched out of DipseyDoodleDoo's eggs. They are now 12.5 weeks old. Should be able to start seeing definate sex characteristics, right?? I swear there is only 1 of the 15 that LOOKS like a pullet. All the rest... I dunno They all have big old bumpy combs and red around their eyes and wattles. Complicating matters is the fact that I have a tail feather pecker in the bunch, so half of them have lost at least 1/2 their tail feathers. I finally threw them out of the grow out pen into the larger run to see if that would help distract the feather picker from picking. Before I did that, I had several that were already crowing. Since then they are too busy dodging the bigger chickens to peck on each other OR crow. I am pretty positive that I have 5 boys. I think that I have 1 pullet for sure. That leaves 9 that look more rooish than girlish. No way I could have hatched 14 out of 15 roos? Right?? I've had more issues with squabbles and pecking with this bunch of chicks than with any I've ever had. Are Ameraucanas known to be pecky birds?? Now I'll answer my own question....a few more weeks and you should know for sure..... sigh.