well i had made my mind i would get a rooster. i decided against the neighbors br that i thought i should save from the stew pot and ended up with a black coochin. he is now 7 months old. the girls are tolerating him,at least he can eat in peace!! but no crowing. my dh insists i have another hen. i said that he may just take awhile! so who is right? should he,if he is a he, be crowing by now? and will he ever be master of the flock,or just the whipping boy?