Back in April we bought 3 RI Red pullets, and now they are 15 weeks old. Up until the last week or so, they've been wonderful. Calm and sweet, easygoing, etc... However, my favorite of the three, Fiona, has been acting up lately. She has always been great. The first to come running when we came in to the yard, would hop on on your knee when you told her to, just a nice chicken. About a week or two ago, she started getting really aggressive. Now when I come in to feed them or whatever, she is on the attack. Pecking and biting, rushing at me, chasing me, etc. Annoying! My daughter won't even go near the chicken yard anymore.
So I find myself wondering... could she be a rooster?
Her comb does seem to be quite a bit redder than the other 2 RI reds... and her tail feathers seem a little longer... Agh! Are there any other clues that might point out what sex she is?
I'd love Fiona to be a nice little laying hen, but if this keeps up, she's going in the pot!