Thanks 16paws, I'll set a broom out and give it a try. I tried a small container full of water a couple of days ago. When he didn't give me space, I tossed it in his direction. I didn't hit him with it but he scooted out of the way anyway.
I still hate it that I gave away two roosters last year for aggression. I couldn't trust them with the other birds as they would corner the smaller cockerels and try to kill them....literally. One ended up with a damaged hock before I witnessed what was happening and put the two bad boys in a pen by themselves. Then they started to attack me. I tried everything with them from carrying them around (when I went to pick up one, the other would attack me) to separating them (made them meaner) and finally I decided (after getting bitten, not pinched but bitten where they hung on and twisted their heads)that enough was enough and I needed to put on my big girl panties and deal with them.
I'm determined to keep Larry though. he is really a nice bird, beautiful and big. I really want to get his genes going in the flock and I recognize his behavior as being hormonal more than anything else. Plus being the youngest, he is odd man out with the hens even though he is very nice to them. He hasn't figured out that he outweighs the biggest rooster by 5 pounds and is inches taller than he is. He could easily be flock master if he figured out that he could beat Red with his wings tied behind his back.
The other three roosters are respectful. The two Welsummers need reinforcement every now and then but they are easy to work with and my Buff O, Red is a doll. he usually follows me around with his harem in tow begging me for treats. I can toss him bread and he catches it in mid air and passes it down to the girls.
Here is my Larry Bird last fall when he was round 6 months old. He is just a big rooster at about 9 months of age.
He was supposed to be a girl. Fooled everyone.
Your boy is gorgeous. I love his sickle and tail feather color.