OK, off to enjoy the day, but one last question: (I apologize in advance for sticking to the rooster topic)
For those of you who have roosters you can trust around company, were those birds highly socialized when little, i.e. company being around often? Handled at all by different people other than yourself? I am still looking for ways to re-socialize my bird, the old neighbors that brought this on are no longer there. If he was just another untrained roo, i would not be trying so hard, but he has shown parrot-like intelligence and affection to myself and other people he's not afraid of. He never actually attacked anyone previous to that experience, was always good to company. What would you do with a dog/ parrot who has learned a bad habit? or is it a lost cause there too...?
I have studied his behavior a lot over last summer and this spring, i think it's a fright bite thing since i have seen him jump into certain kid's laps and my stepmom's lap with no problem whatsoever.
I am not a complete flop with roos, i did raise one nice EE that ended up having to be rehomed because any girls i "gave" to him ran off to my other roo . :( None of the girls would even look at him, i felt so bad . I rehomed him to a different farm , the gal was so pleased to have a nice roo, she took him home on her lap and fed him treats right away. I was told he'd have a harem of at least 15 hens!