Two years old and he is a proven flock defender on multiple occasions, even lost his tail defending the girls from a loose dog. We put the flock in a run because of these attacks but we have three roosters now and a small flock of 10 hens. We range as much as we can while we are present, but they are getting worn out by these guys. He is very good with people and domestic animals (dogs, cats, goats, etc.), and will bring food he finds to the hens and drop it at their feet. We also have an all white Americauna rooster, but he is mean and will probably end up in freezer camp. But if someone doesn't mind a mean rooster, he is beautiful and best of all FREE.