It's official. My black australorp is a roo - forbidden in this city. He's 4 - 5 weeks old and I love him, he's so sweet. Before I got the chickens I thought "No big deal if I get a roo, we'll eat him because that's what people do." It was really important to me to take ownership of my role in the food chain. The deal I made with msyelf was that if I couldn't eat one of my birds, then I would stop eating meat all together. Well, I can't even deal with the idea of killing him when he gets older. Part of me wants to keep him and see if I can get away with it. Maybe the neighbors won't turn me in - they are chicken people after all. But that doesn't feel right either. Then there is the option of finding a new home for him. But craigslist has a million listings for free or $10 roosters and there doesn't seem to be enough takers. I don't want to give him way right now - I still want to watch him grow. But I don't want to get more attached. Anywone face the same dilemma? What did you do? Any BYC fans in the Portland area who want a BA roo?