My wife has 11 Buffs on the way including one rooster. When we pick the buffs up from the feed store I am probably going to get another rooster and some more pullets, but not sure which kind of rooster to get. We will probably walk away with around 20 chicks that day. The feed store that is getting the buffs in will also be getting barred rocks, rhode island reds and australorp. We currently have 6 buffs and 6 australorps that are a week old. On top of those we have 11 hens that will be 2 years old in March of this year (2014) We are looking at around 4 dozen chickens by spring. I would like to have 2 or 3 roosters. Then chickens right now free range, but my wife and I are going to be fencing in a 100 X 200 foot area to keep the chickens in. I would like a rooster that is protective of the flock, but will not attack the grandkids. If my or my wife go to collect eggs, I do not want a rooster that will go after us.