I'm 11 years old and I'm very gentle and try not to hurt animals. My rooster (Tonto) is a bantam naked neck rooster and he attacks me. The weird thing is his breed (naked neck) is the gentlest breed. He is also very intelligent because he only attacks me when no one is near enough to notice that he is fighting. I need to know why he is fighting me and how to possibly fix it without hurting him (spraying water, keeping in a cage, holding him by the legs, ect.)? I have 2 theories so far;
1. When he was about a month old I played my trumpet many times. He might have thought that I was another rooster trying to compete with him.
2. After our other rooster (they fought) passed away (this is when he started fighting me) he wanted to compete with a rooster. He recognized our hen as a hen but wasn't sure about me so started referring to me as another rooster.