Hi all! I've got about 21 birds that we're slaughtering starting today. The goal is to get it down to 3. (two hens and one roo) I've picked out the three that I find friendliest/prettiest and easiest to manage but a friend of ours is insisting we're not going to be happy with our choices. I bought seven barred rocks, seven light brahmas and seven whyndottes to see which breed I liked best. The brahmas are gorgeous but such paranoid spazs, same with the whyndottes (with the exeption of one sweet wonderful hen I'm keeping) and six out of seven of my barred rocks are roos! I've picked out one barred rock roo, one barred rock hen and one whyndotte hen. All three are sweet, let me hold them and don't mind being petted. (where as the rest of the flock is paranoid, quick to scare and spaz out!! Inspite of all being handled from day one.) My question is this. Is it likely my barred rock roo will turn on me and be a jerk? My friend is insisting that she's never seen a nice barred rock in all her life of living on a farm. I'm sure there must be exceptions to this "rule" but is it likely or am I wasting my time and affections?