Welcome, MsRiderUp! Now I'm no expert, but just wanted to share the experience of deciding to keep my roo. I had originally decided to pick out 4 hens from some chicks we observed hatching at the school I work for. Well, I tried,.. but ended up with two roos. The roo I got rid of, showed meanness and aggression from a very early age. He'd grab the hens by the neck and throw them down, pecked, and had a crazed look in his eye. The final straw for him was when during the first hawk attack, HE was the first one to run into the house! lol. The roo I kept, stood out there and took the hawk on without question. Such bravery!! ..and that was the first of many hen saves. I had considered getting rid of both roos due to the fact that I'm not legally allowed to have them, but I was so impressed and surprised with his protecting abilities that I just couldn't give him up! Point being, THIS roo was the sweet, docile one of the two, yet turned out to be the best protector as well. Go figure! I'm sure this doesn't help you much, but just thought I'd share anyway.