Not sure if this is the proper place to put this, so please forgive me if I should have posted it somewhere else. I have a flock of 6 Barred Rock hens and one roo. Friends of ours have a much larger chicken operation with a mixed flock with some Barred Rocks. They're selling eggs and looking to process some birds for themselves, too. My birds are just feed store birds, and my roo is definitely not a high-quality bird when you look at him. He's almost as dark as a hen, his tailfeathers aren't very big, etc. Looks-wise, my roo is a washout, but what he lacks in looks, he makes up for in temprament. He's fierce about protecting and looking out for his girls, but around people he is the sweetest, most gentle thing you can possible imagine. I've known sweet roos in my day, but this guy takes the cake. His favorite activity (after he gives the girls their morning chase) is to be cuddled and hugged. He would rather snuggle than eat grapes, if that tells you anything. My friends have had issues with roosters from Hell. All of their roos are very agressive. I was wondering if it's ethical to trade out some eggs for them to set in hopes of them getting a better dispositioned roo. Ethical to breed a poorer quality bird physically to get a better dispositioned flock? Yea or nay?