I bought 6 chicks at TSC this sprnig- 2 each of speckled sussex, barred rock, and NH red. I noticed fairly early on that the SS had combs and wattles earlier than the others, but they seem about the same size otherwise. They've always been very friendly, and the first ones to come running when we go into the barn. A few days ago, one of them crowed! Do you think they're both roos? The first one has a shorter tail right now, but it's the one that rowed. S/he also grabbed one of the litte BRs by the neck twice today. The second one has longer tail feathers. They both are the same size, although #1's comb is a bit redder. So, if they are roos, is anyone familiar with SS roos? Personality? Our BA roo was mean and drew blood on me and the kids last year. He was culled. #1 seems to be getting bold- he doesn't scoot away but turns his head and looks right up at me. To remind him who's boss, I pick him up and hold him for a minute or two each day. I want him to do his job, but be nice about it. My second concern is that if they are both roos- that leaves me with 2 roos and 6 hens (2 adult, 4 teenagers). The adults keep them in line in no uncertain terms, and still chase and peck them to remind them who is in charge. I am concerned about roughness, overbreeding, broken feathers. etc. Any thoughts? thanks, Lee Oh, and what breed do you think the buff ones are?