I would get rid of him soon if I were you. Every Rhode Island Red Rooster I have heard about what very mean once they matured. Agressive towards people that is. Even my neighbor down the street got rid of theirs. They thpught all roosters would be that way!
Interesting, learning everyday on the experience of BYC. Even textbooks and websites on chickens made me stay away from female RIR. Glad to learn they can be friendly.That's only because your experience has really been with hatchery grade stock that are production reds. True bred Rhode Island Reds are often as tame and friendly as puppies. True Reds cannot be purchased from feed stores, auctions or hatcheries, however.
New to chicken farming.... Is Rose actually a a Roger? So "she" is the youngest but also the biggest of my gals. Very talkative but no doodling..... What does everyone think based on these photos?