Earl is a mixed breed rooster approximately 9 months old. I got him as a chick thinking he was a white hen. I had wanted a Rhode Island Red as my main Roo, but my red chick turned out to be a girl. As you can tell, I am new to this, but what a welcome surprise as Earl began to come into his cock-of-the-walk self. He is a great protector and I had no idea he was agressive until my husband tried to gather eggs and shoo the hens. Earl does not recognize hubby as an Alpha and proceeded to flog him out of the yard. I suppose he sees me as just another hen, but then again, I am the one with the food! With one cluck from him the hens scurry to attention and gather close. They are amazing to watch!