Everybody knows, the tallest chicken is the boss. If you’re a chicken, it’s okay to cheat and stand up on your tippy toes and stretch your neck out to make yourself look bigger. Heck, you can even gain a few inches by standing on the ramp, instead of on the ground.
As far as other-gender secondary sex characteristics, Harriet has contented herself with growing just the one spur. I had several chicken owners write me last time and say that it’s not unusual for hens to grow a spur or two after they stop laying eggs.
That’s not something they ever mention in the books! Maybe because most chicken books assume you won’t be keeping your hens after they go through Chicken Menopause.