If you handle him more he loses his natural wariness of you. They also can start to view you as one of the flock. You become something to dominate as they sexually mature. If you stay out of the equation, you remain the keeper, and not part of the flock. If you want tame birds handle your girls and leave the boys alone.Wow, so it's the opposite of what I was thinking-- I thought I should handle him MORE and get him used to me, and the chance of him being sweet would increase. So two people now have said leave him be and DON'T handle him.......hmmm, interesting. Thanks.