So I'm new to the whole rooster thing... I got a Black Copper Maran (very hard to find where I live) and raised it. My friend had its brother and sister form the same batch, she had to get ride of mine, which I named Falcon, because the other two chicks were picking on it because it was smaller. I took it under my care and he grew up big and strong. I have never had any roosters before, I get lucky with the feed store mash-up. The older he got the more I got the feeling that he wasn't a hen. At a fair I saw my friend showing her 2 Marans, and her rooster was crowing every second he got, but mine had never uttered a peep at home! I also noticed how much smaller her roo was compared to mine. Weeks went by and no crowing, roosters that were younger were crowing already! One day he finally attempted a crow and the rest of the week he practiced all... night... long... He is very beautiful and has never shown ANY aggression to anyone ( my oldest hen is top dog and "reminds" him when he forgets). The problem is I can't have roosters where I live, so we had to give him to my aunt. He loved to be held and would fall asleep in my lap most of the time. Here is a picture of him: Here is my questions: Can a rooster be a late bloomer when it comes to crowing? Smaller size when chicks = bigger adult size????? Do no-crow collars work? Are all roosters aggressive? Thanks for listening to my rambling!!!!