A few weeks ago my nieghbor brought home 5 Roosters of various breeds 1RI Red 2 I dont knows and 2 Manaren? all good looking birds except the one who adopted us he seems to be a cripple and the other 4 birds picked on him until most of his tail plummage was gone. He now resides on our front porch and is very friendly, we protect him from the other birds and he has not gone back home for 3 weeks now. I bought him a bag of scratch feed and occassionally I give him crickets (endless supply in old wellhouse) and worms. he is lonely and follows me and the wife around like a puppy all over the small farm we live on. I am thinking of restoring the old chicken coop on the farm and getting him a couple of hens to live with. My question is does it matter what breed of hens I get for companions or do I need to get him the same breed as he is? I have grown fond of this bird and we have named him Henry and would like to make his life a little happier.