Last night I debated with myself whether to ask SO this question or to ask y'all. The pros and cons: If I asked SO he would have the ammuniton to tease me for the rest of my natural life, but I could tell him what to kiss. If I asked y'all, you would all agree that I'm dumber than a stick, but I would never, could never tell y'all what to kiss. So here I go asking both. I want a rooster. I know enough to know that they can be noisy, mean, obnoxious, etc., but I still want one. I think they are beautiful. The problem is, other than the original baby chicks I order to raise as egglayers, I can't have a bunch of baby chicks running around. I don't believe I could euthanize a perfectly healthy animal and re-homing around here would be difficult because alot of people here have commercial chicken houses and are forbidden by the poultry companies to also have backyard chickens. So you see why I can't have the extra chicks. I went so far as to ask my SO about roosectomies. My logical brain knows there's no such thing, but I was hoping.... And another question while I'm asking: I HAD decided on brahmas, but also wanted some variety (as I mentioned in a previous post) but from what I've gathered reading about the different breeds on hatchery websites, brahmas are considered bantams? They are sold in that category on the sites I have visited. Is this correct? I might want some full-sized chickens as well and you can't mix em, or can you? Thanks, Kat P.S. I am not SO stupid that I don't know that you need a rooster for eggs to be fertile.