JulesChicks, I believe that you and I got chicks from the same breeder. One thing of interest I am noting as my birds mature is that, while the pullets are still bossy and sometimes bullies to the Ams, they are starting to mellow at the 5 month mark. They are also suddenly very interested in me, and are now quite friendly whereas up to a month ago they were a bit shy. In fact, yesterday I had a pullet who was very interested in sitting in my lap when I took a rest in the yard with them.
I am also very pleased with my young Welsummer cockerel. He is still young, of course, but is proving himself to be a super watchdog for the whole flock. He is always on the watch, and is very good for sending the pullets scurrying if he spies a hawk or raven or dog he doesn't know, while he stands at guard. He is also feeding the pullets whenever he finds something tasty and allows them to take whatever he calls them to eat. He is respectful to me and has not yet shown any aggression, but I have been pretty good at setting those boundaries from an early age. These are all traits I value, especially as I free range my birds in electric netting and have lots of predators. So while he may not have perfect points on his comb (and no stubs that I have found) he is providing early evidence that he will be a good guardian for my little flock of Wellies.
He is gorgeous!! From what I am hearing about Wellie roos and what I am experiencing with my Marans roos, I WISH I had not gotten any of the Marans cockerels (though they were straight run!) and I had gotten at least one Wellie boy (though I selected against it) :( So happy for you that you are having a good experience with him!