I know I'm not the first to ask, but how on earth do we pick which roos to go? We have fourteen bantams, four turned out to be of the male persuasion and they are starting to get in each other's faces a bit too much, not to mention the 45 minute crowing session every day at 5 am between them all outdoing each other I was hoping by now to have some clear ideas on who was going to be a pain in the butt or too mean and we could narrow down, but (luckily? unfortunately?) they aren't making it that easy on us! The candidates: This is Jack, black mottled cochin bantam - he has an unusually waddley feather foot walk, was the last to crow, is still pretty quiet and pals around with two of the hens - my son's favorite because he is very sweet to him. Dude, mille fleur cochin bantam, I thought he might be our get rid of boy because he was being horridly pushy with his affections at first, but after a few big shamings by us he has settled down nicely. He's the most aggressive with the other chicks, runs off the other boys quite a bit, but lets my 5 and 7 year old carry him around with no problem at all and is all around sweet to us. Little White Roo - my favorite looks wise, and if anyone knows what kind he is I would love to know that He is a sweetie to us as well, lets the kids pick him up if necessary (not as nicely as Dude, but still sweet) and is the quietest. Leads the girls around a bit and hasn't made any moves towards any of them yet. Coppertop, OEG bantam, the loudest of the boys, and the littlest He is the most skittish towards us, but perfectly sweet with the other girls and hasn't gotten into it with the other boys either. I suppose one of the questions might be, is 4 roos for 10 girls (and maybe 7 more coming, waiting to hear on that) too many? Will they settle down and get their own little pecking order or will there always be this crowing competition and chest butting? Will they share the hens nicely when everyone is a little older? (they are all between 4-7 months right now) Thanks so much for all your wisdom - this site has been such a blessing to us, I would have already lost my mind a few times along the way without all the wealth of info here!!