Hi, today I went out to feed my 'girls' and I noticed that my favorite girl is no girl at all. Explains a lot. Always the last in the coop at sunset, chows down like a pig but hasn't given me a single egg, bottom of the pecking order, roosts alone and has always been the smallest, until now. "He" is 7 months old, a copper black maran - and has never crowed. Perhaps this is why I never noticed he was a roo until today (Big red wattles, beautiful copper/rust mane and tail starting to develop) About this rooster - he is a momma's boy, he comes running whenever I come out of the house, always lets me pick him up and stroke him. He is my absolute favorite chicken, but I live in the burbs and the girls are under the radar as it is. Finally - he is missing one eye owing to a nasty respiratory infection he had months ago. Since he is the only male, he only has one eye, and he is docile, sweet - - COULD IT BE that I have the only non-crowing rooster walking the face? Say it ain't so - it's too good to be true!! If that's the case, I'll keep him! He's wonderful. Flock of 8 + 1: 2 reds, 3 blacks, 2 ameracaunas, 1 buff.