We were given a fighting cock and the only reason we took him was he was so bedraggled and pitiful looking. He, George, was the gentlest rooster we have ever had. When he would find bugs the chicks would gather around and he never pecked at or chased them away. All our chickens are pets and he took very well to being a pet. We lost him when a coyote came snooping around, but the others were safe.