I need another bird like I need a swift kick in the face. If I recall your bird correctly, he was a beauty, but I have four crowing roosters (not including the Cornish crosses) in a suburban yard. I could hit quite a lot of houses just by flinging pebbles, so I'm sure not all of my neighbors are thrilled by my boys singing the songs of their ancestors at full blast around 6am. No-Crow collars aren't fool proof (and mine didn't even come with directions), so it's taking some time to properly calibrate them.
Was wanting to attend a processing workshop weekend with everyone, but our autistic son brought home a nasty bug which has pretty well landed us. Need to get about 7 Cornish crosses processed. They're sweet birds (one's crowing), and holy moly, they're like pro bowling balls when they're picked up. My goodness, they're the Schwarzeneggers of the poultry world: STURDY and MUSCLEBOUND. Any one of them is much heavier than every one of the other birds (including the yearling Royal Palm tom) excepting, of course, the broad-breasted turkey hens. Must admit to being a bit curious about just how big they could functionally get, how they act when they get bigger/older and if the insane muscles carry over into half-blooded offspring. Knowing a lazy roo can top out around 20lbs is different than actually seeing one in your yard, though I think neighbors are enough intimidated by Wun Wun and his perpetual mean mug/evil eye expression (and well over 2ft in height), not to mention the turkeys.
Also thinking I may have to add Vermithrax to the processing list. I don't like thinking that she's mean, but she does try to peck the new guy through the screen door and is typically the provoker (to my knowledge) when it comes to the fights. She might calm down some when he's put in the general populace, but she's the most likely to peck (and HARD) of any of the birds this year. Even if she doesn't necessarily mean anything by it, a number of family members have claimed she bit them, and I really don't like taking chances, even though I'm an utter sucker for her otherwise. She's also taken to seizing other birds by the neck if they eat from the bowl at the same time as her, and sometimes I have to break it up. Really unnerving because she never used to be food aggressive. Might be a moody lady thing that calms down as her hormones settle down a bit and flock hierarchy adjusts.