I am not a big fan of roosters. Not sure why, but I never really wanted to have any. After seeing everyones roosters on here and catching the hatching bug, I decided to give having a roo a try. I purchased a Blue Ameraucana trio and have hatched 2 chicks from them so far, which I am thrilled about. My problem is, I am just not liking the whole roo thing. Am I weird? His funny dance is entertaining, but his crowing 10-15 times in a row isn't amusing at all. He really isn't friendly, all 3 freak when you try to get near them, but they are pretty and I still like them. Whats annoying me the most is he starts that warning cackle, like hens do and he keeps it up til half my hens are doing it too. He has started it again as I am typing this. Makes me want to drop kick him into the oven!!! There is nothing outside and he just freaks over any little noise. My hens very rarely did this before he got here. I have to go out and chase him around to get him to shut up! My main problem is my 15 yr old son has claimed this rooster as 'his' chicken! So I am going to have a hard time getting rid of the roo. The only good thing about this roo is that he shows no aggression at all. No flogging or anything. He did kill my Polish by trying to mate her...think he broke her neck. So little things are starting to add to my not liking him. Are all roos like this or do I just have a really stupid one? I don't want them to annoy the neighbors and have them complain to the authorities about the noise from my chickens. I really would like to keep a roo, but not if they are all like this. Are there any that crow occasionally during the day and don't freak out constantly?