Hi, We are just getting our first coop ready and will soon be ordering our first chickens. We want about 10-12 hens. We want to include a rooster just because we feel having a flock of chickens would be incomplete without hearing a rooster crowing in the morning! We heard that a Jersey Giant Rooster has a unique-sounding crow and thought that it might be a good choice. However, a former chicken farm owner told my husband that the size of a Jersey Giant would "break down" a smaller hen when mating. Here are some of the breeds in which we are interested for our hens: Buff Orps, Barred Rock, RIR or New Hampshire Reds, Delaware, Dorking, Sussex, and Easter Eggers. We aren't looking for a rooster in order to have fertile eggs, but just to have a rooster with our hens. Is the size of a Jersey Giant okay to mate with these hens or would you recommend a smaller rooster? Our first priority in choosing chicken/rooster breeds is that they are calm, docile, friendly chickens for our children to enjoy. Are there any particular rooster breeds that you all have found to be gentle? Thanks!