Our 2 Welsummer chicks are maturing very differrently than our other breeds.... can anyone with experience comment? We have RIR and EEs, and 2 Welsummer sexed chicks (all from Meyer by way of MPC). They were all the same size when they arrived, almost 2 weeks ago. Now the 2 Welsummers are MUCH bigger, with MUCH stockier bodies and heavier legs, yet they have MUCH smaller wings and no tails (whereas the EEs and RIR have huge wings and some tail feathers.) Now, I'd worry that they were both roos, except that I thought Welsummer chicks were supposed to be easy to sex, with black lines on thier chiipmunk stripes, which these two did have. Is this late feathering/heavy growth simply a Welsummer trait of do you think I got 2 roos? (They are also a lot less friendly, more wary than the others.) Here is one of the Wesummers next to one of the EEs for comparison. Notice how much thicker the legs are. She (?) weighs probably twice what the EEs weigh!