I'm sure there are hundreds of similar questions posted on this site, but finding an identical situation may be tough... anyway, I have two roosters who we raised. They are now nearly 10 months old. One was a particularly late bloomer. Never had I ever seen them fight as they always seemed to be pals. Yesterday something changed. They got into their first real fight and it was a blood brawl. By the time I got outside to stop them there was already a lot of damage done to each. I separated them and treated their wounds. They will both be fine. However, I cannot keep both of them and risk this happening again. Now we just need to decide which one to get rid of. They are both Buff Orpingtons and both very gentle to my wife and I. #1 (Sunshine) is more aggressive (not violent, maybe assertive is a better word) with the ladies, while #2 (Pip) gets scared off by them. #1 is bigger, #2 is a runt (he always has been). #1 Let's us pick him up and carry him around, #2 runs away but settles down when he is caught. #1 is Alpha and the girls follow his leadership very well. He has saved them from many a danger. #2 is a follower like the girls. But now these two roosters, formerly childhood playmates are deadly enemies. We love them both. Which do we choose? Your advice is appreciated.