I have a set of rules I use for raising roosters. I'm always preaching those rules on BYC. I do NOT make a pet out of a rooster. Roosters are not pets. Hens can be pets, but roosters are meant for protection and procreation. With my boy TJ, the new leader of my brahma flock, I have broken all those rules. I carry TJ around, I baby him, I pet him, I feed him from my hands. This afternoon I reluctantly put TJ down after carrying him around for hours. Set him down outside the kitchen door, told him cya later! and came inside. I hear a peck, peck, peck and then, wait for it......... A COCKLEDOODLEDOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His very first @ almost 4 months old. I went inside, he didn't like that. *Heavy sigh* At least his crow sounds like his daddy's, nice and baritone, not like that other rooster running around here.