I adopted an abused Welsummer Rooster this summer to my little six hen flock. The girls were only about 4 months when the big Rooster arrived. They were terrified of him at first, but now the BIG Welsummer is a good protector. He jumps daily on the 3 more mature hens. The three hens just started laying a week ago. So, the 4 hens I got first should all be laying by now. But one is not, her name is Star (rhode island red). I think Star might be a rooster. Today I watched Star stretch her neck up and make a cocka cocka cocka sound about three times. It sounded like she/he was trying to crow. Also, upon further investigation, I saw a very small starting of what looks like spurs on the upper ankles, just tiny little bumps...hardly able to see them at this point. I think Star is a rooster. So, here's my question. The Welsummer Rooster (Hemlock) is a powerful rooster. He's an excellent herder, protector and food finder for the hens. The hens now look to him for "advice". But, don't mess with him because he'll come at you with both barrells. He's attacked me once when I was following the flock around with a camera. And he attacked my hubby several times. That's because he tries to herd them with a big stick and Hemlock doesn't know him. Not to make excuses, but I'm worried that once my Rhodie starts actually crowing, that the Wellsummer will kick his arse. Is that a possibility? And also, is two roosters in a little flock in a little henhouse with winter coming on too much?Here's the other thing...Hemlock, the Wellsummer, is a foster from a rescue group. They said they would take him back if he didn't work out. I was snooping around on backyard chicken forum and noticed posts about Wellsummer Roosters. Some have had aggression problems, and others like them because they are good at their jobs and look beautiful. I'm not sure what to think. Here's a picture of the wellsummer This is the Rhodie, Star, but before the comb came. So, about one month ago. There's now a comb and waddle to speak of. But the Rhodie is much smaller than the Wellsummer.