Hi Chickies, I have an absolutely amazing rooster that was given to me. He is protective of his flock and keeps an eye on us humans but is never aggressive. I never thought of having a Barred Rock rooster but I have to say I am blessed to have this gentleman watching over the flock. But.... a small (bottom of the pecking order) Buff Laced Polish (Punk) has started crowing and trying to mate with the hens. I'm pretty sure he is a rooster and not just a confused hen. The unbelievable thing is that the Barred Rock rooster (Rocky) is even gentle with Punk. He just runs over and makes a little noise if Punk "disturbs" one of the 14 hens. Rocky doesn't attack Punk he just blusters and struts then seems to ask the hen if she is ok. I guess the situation is ok. I will just have to wait and see.