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Young rooster questions

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I have a 7 month old EE who has just been promoted (by me) to head of my 25 bird flock. I butchered the previous rooster this morning because he was quite prejudice on only mating my red hens and was pulling out their feathers, not to mention he was fathered by a particularly aggressive roo and I didn't want to risk him following in dad's foot steps...

This yougin has been paired with an older hen (one of "dinner's" beating hens) for a few months now. I will see him occasionally breed some of the other hens, but the two follow each other constantly like a mated pair. Any thoughts on whether or not he will step up and be flock rooster? Or will he likely just keep hanging out with the old hen?
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The old hen may very well remain as his 'buddy', but he will spread his lovin' around.  25 hens is a lot for one rooster to handle, but oh what a grand challenge.  :P

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Lol, yes, I will be culling some probably late this fall and adding some chicks in the Spring and likely another up and coming roo, but I would prefer him to be the sire of the next generation of hatchlings smile.png Thanks for the help!
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