I traded a breeding pair for a breeding pair with my mother in law. The rooster I got is 3 years old. He is fantastic! He keeps everyone else in check. Today, we heard a noise so my husband rushed out to check. What he found was a huge chicken hawk flying over the property. The 3 year old rooster was warning everyone. I had my 1 week old babies outside! He warned everyone. My husband said they all immediately ran under the bushes and into the coop. The week olds ran into their box and hit the ground. I have 50-60 birds and he protected them all. This was the first time he has had to. I know it is just his part as the dominant rooster, but he has only been here about a month. He does not mate with any hen other than the hen we brought with him. All he really had to do was save her. Instead he called out to everyone. I love this guy!!