He is only 16 wks or so. But so far he is very good with my 16wk hen. He follows her everywhere, or at least stays very close by. He never pecks her, & he churtles or talks to her a lot. Oh, and He lets her sleep snuggled underneath him at night. (No signs of actual mating activity yet, but understand the roos grab the girls by the necks, not unlike cats do. YIKES!) What I really think is cool though, is when he stretches up to be as tall as possible, sticks his chest out & flaps his wings a few times, as if to say, "Look at me, aren't I beautiful" or lucky or something "cocky"like that.
I've not been around too many roos for very long. But apparently, from reading the posts on BYC, sometimes roos can get aggressive when mature. So far, none has shown up. He isn't exactly tame like my silkie babies, but can be bought for a few mealworms! LOL. He does eat feed or scratch from my or my 6 y/o girl's hand. We do pick him up(when we can catch him) & stroke his head & neck. He complains a teeny bit at first, but settles pretty fast.
My dtr and I have worked out a system where we just kind of corral them to go back in their cage-tractor after being out in the yard. We DON'T chase them, but just kinda walk them toward the cage. Most days they've been out long enough that they want to go right back home. But occasionally I'll have to corner the hen, put her up, & then he quite easily is encouraged to walk in the door to be with her.
I have tried to give you an accurate picture of some of his day to day behavior. I would dearly love for you and yours to meet him. No kidding, I like so many others here on the BYC will be taking him to Pel Freeze Processing in Rogers, Arkansas if I can't find him a good home. Which, I don't like but have resigned myself to do. It is just that he does seem to be nice, and he is especially pretty. I believe the way his feathers are marked is called "Lacing". Not 100% sure about that term, but I think it is when the feathers are outlined in a contrasting color. When his full tail and saddle feathers come in, he is going to be a KNOCKOUT!!
Sorry to be so long winded, but we have had him since May, and as with all of our animals (4 dogs, 4 baby box turtles, 5 goldfish, 8 baby chicks, & one 16wk hen) we have spend a lot of time with him. I would loooove to keep him. Well let me know, & maybe we can arrange something.