I have a question about bantam roosters and large fowl ladies, but I also could use some direction on choosing a rooster! I have six Olive Egger pullets, about four months old. I'm considering adding a rooster to my flock and saw an ad for a black bantam Ameraucana rooster. He's a handsome guy about one year old: I love the idea of owning a bantam rooster, but I want to make sure that he wont have any issues "taking care" of his ladies. Do any of you have any successes or failures you could share as to breeding bantam roosters to large hens? The owner claims he is very sweet and mild, but also might have access to a large Ameraucana rooster if I would rather go that route. I have Blue Ameraucana (large fowl) hatching in my incubator right now.... an alternative would be to raise up a few of those chicks, hope for a cockerel, and raise him up to eventually integrate in with my hens. Obviously, any roo will have to go through a quarantine/integration period and what not. My area allows roosters, but I will still be trying out the no-crow collar down the road for my neighbor's sake. Open to suggestions!