You can click on the picture to enlarge it. Her black feathers have a dark blue tinge.
She/he acts like a roo - running with another roo, sometimes wildly, and is a little flighty. But then Black Jack, our mature roo from early last spring, has been chasing her around giving her the business. This could just be a ..er...ahem...dominance behavior tho. And I've heard of cases where chickens actually change sex!
I caught her mid-shake but you can see her plume developing.
The other oddity is that he/she hasn't crowed, but she/he has the beginnings of this beautiful plumed tail. His/her comb isn't a great indicator either as its a small rose comb. Our chickens with these kinds of combs tend to mature slowly so there is no way to tell now.
So I just don't know if this chicken will turn out to be Miss Blue or Mr. Noodles. Any body have any guesses?
Feb. 15th - UPDATE
Wouldn't you know it... DRAT! I went out this morning with the dogs and I heard crowing. Since I hadn't opened the hen house door I knew that one of the roos didn't make it in last nite but I figured it was the long legged red roo...Dang. And there was this blue one standing there crowing his fool head off. Well. There you have it.
Great work everyone who said roo. He can now be named Mr. Noodles and will be sent to glory on our next roo day. Drat drat drat. Oh well. Maybe we'll get a similarly colored pullet in this years hatch.