I have done some research and I would like opinions about which breed of rooster tends to be docile. I intend to buy him young and handle him a lot. I need him to be gentle because of our young son and because he will only have 4 hens (I can get a few more if he's obnoxious). I am also curious as to which breed would make pretty offspring with the two breeds of hens that I have (Barred Rock and Orpington). Would it be wrong if the rooster was a different breed as long as he was a heavy breed like my hens? Does anyone have any pictures of crosses? I did do some research and it seems that RIRs might tend to be too aggressive. Here is my short list based on Henderson's: Ameraucanas Australorps New Hampshire Red ???