In 2014, we ordered 9 females and 1 male chicken. What we ended up with were 7 hens and 3 roosters. We got rid of 2 roosters that fall.
The hens are silver laced Wyandot, golden laced Wyandot and black astrolopes. The rooster that we kept was supposed to be a white Plymouth rock but we think he was a leghorn. He turned into a very aggressive rooster during the winter time.
We had a hen become broody before we got rid of the rooster this spring. 3 chicks survived, 2 roosters and 1 hen.
One rooster is a white laced Wyandot combo (black and white) and seems to be the alpha male.
The other rooster seems to be a golden laced Wyandot combo. He has very pretty coloring. He and the new hen seem to be loners together while the black and white rooster stays with the other hens.
We can't keep both roosters as it is stressing out the hens with both their mating attempts. Both roosters seem to respect us right now and are a bit skittish around us.
We would love to keep the prettier of the two roosters but are wondering if that would that be a mistake. Will the pretty rooster become aggressive like his father once we take away the alpha male?
Any suggestions on what to do?