Originally Posted by junebuggena
All three are cockerels. And judging by the saddle feathers, they are between 12 and 16 weeks old.
Oops! I've been meaning to get back to you all! Yes, all 3 turned out to be roosters, as did a fourth "pullet" we had bought from the same breeder... Oddly, this 4th one was small, physically understated, and very feminine, but turned out to be the cockiest of the lot... The rest of my hens were being... Pestered by him!
All were returned to the breeder, who only then told us she wasn't sure what they were herself when we bought them. As she had sold them to us as pullets, we turned the thumbscrews on her,and came away with 2 lovely little purebred Welsummers, both started laying in the past couple of days (easter eggs!),and 3 younger little Black Star pullets (which I believe are autosexing :-D).
Thanks again everyone for your insight... I learned a lot from the experience I can tell you!