Hi! We just recently got a splash cochin rooster from someone(who is on BYC also) at a chickenstock meet. We named him Foghorn and the person said he is 4-5 months old. Anyway, when we brought him home, the girls(two red stars and two buff orpingtons, who are 4 months old) acted fine around him. They pecked at his feathered feet alittle(which was pretty funny because they were like, "What in the world are feathers doing on your feet!?") but now the red stars seem to be bullying him around. They don't aggressively attack him, but they like to chase him away from food, peck at him when he comes near, etc. And the boff orp girls aren't being very nice to him either. Like I said, they don't attack him aggressively, they just chase him and peck him. We want him to be a tough yet gentle rooster, not one that is afraid of the girls. We are hoping to breed him with them. He still seems young, but once he gets older I'm hoping he will straighten out and not let the girls push him around. And also, are all cochin breeds(raised from babies or not) always shy of humans??? Foghorn is very gentle, yet when we get near him, he runs away. And when we pick him up, he pecks(not very hard) He doesn't like to be held. I have read that all cochin breeds tend to be shy. Is this true? And are they good breeding birds for hens??? Thanks!!!