is this a good thing? does it indicate to a chicken person what it would to me about a kid (my field)--that parents were very healthy, good nutrition, good physical structure, etc.? it's a roo, i think, and an EE or an AAxEE (birds ran together, with roos/hens of each breed). it's literally twice as big as the other EE who shares its coloring (so i'm assuming they are likely at least half-siblings). it has a great personality--alert, calm, not aggressive...so much so that i am keeping him with the new FCBMs who are small and get their feet feathers picked by all the other birds. i want to keep an EE roo. he seems like a shoo-in! is there ANY reason that an extremely large bird does not denote great health or that one should consider not using him or her in breeding? here he is at 4 days and he's grown way faster than the others since then...this was at 9 days. 2 wks old, towering above everyone!