I have a sweet rooster, Zorro, who is a cochin with feathers down his legs and over his feet. All the girls he loves (36) do not have this trait .Now that the girls are 2 1/2 years old they don't seem to be in love so much and prefer to pluck out his leg/foot feathers. I have docile girls,Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds and Wynedottes. They all partake in this activity until his feet are all bloody and he hides in a corner under the laying boxes.I separate him until he heals and then they are back at him in a day or two. I placed doggie booties on him with velcro fasteners and this got him through the past 3 month without attack and his rooster prancing returned.I've tried spraying his feet with gentin violet,treating it with neosporin and A&D with ground pepper in it..no luck. Since winter is still here in Wisconsin the booties work for now, but what about spring and summer??Has anyone had this diversity issue??