Pros: Protective of hens, good forager
I have only one Iowa Blue rooster and he is the best roo I have ever had. He is at least 8 lbs and absolutely gorgeous. I got him from Sandhill Preservation Center as a packing peanut. He will take on any predator to protect his hens, he always calls his ladies in when there are treats and watches over them while they eat. He is the dominant roo in my flock, but he is not overly abusive to the other roosters. He usually puts them in their place only when they are trying to mount his hens. He has never offered to attack any person. I have nothing negative to say about him. At 3 years old he is part of a free range flock and has done a wonderful job taking care of his hens. Today a pair of hawks flew through the yard, he sent out the call for all the girls to hide, while he stood in the middle of the yard, chest out, seemingly waiting for them to challenge him.