Hi I am new to ANY forum so if I do something wrong please be gentle with me. I love the little chick in my avatar, hope I didn't breach some rule by adopting it from the web, I think it is public domain. Hope mo one else on BYC is using it. If so please inform me and I will change it. Thanks to all on this forum. I have enjoyed your posts and gained a wealth if information. My question was posted in 2010 by someone else and I couldn't figure out how to get on that thread so I thought I would start an up to date one. What is the best and the worst roosters? I agree with one post that stated that it is an individual issue but was wondering if there was any new input to add. We had a sweet and beautiful little Faverolles bantam roo, Sir Charles, and a most wonderful and beautiful Buff Orpington roo - Rooster Cogburn. Both were so gentle with everyone. When Rooster Cogburn died we tried to replace him with two more Buff Orpington roos, had more hens then. WHAT A MISTAKE! Those two young roos were so mean to all the hens. To protect Sir Charles we had to find a new loving home dor him. We still miss his cute squeaky crow. One of our hens was very shy, a Buff Orpington, Little Chic, raised alone by an anti-social D'Anvers bantam hen.One day both evil roos ganged up on Little Chic and were beating her by pecking on her head. When I got to her she was a bloody mess. We are vegetarian and only use the eggs but those two roos became stew meat for our neighbors. And poor Little Chic died. Any ideas what would make them do such a thing? And any new input as to best and worst roos?