Sadly, we lost our Salmon Fav roo just before Thanksgiving. They were free ranging and all 17 hens were fine, but we only found 3 piles of roo feathers in the yard, so something got him, though we don't know what. It was during the daytime. So we've now stopped free ranging (also lost a white leghorn about a month back, she just vanished without a trace) and have built a solid 6' wire run, encircled by electrified poultry netting, and this weekend we'll be covering the top of the run with bird netting just in case any of the hens are able to fly over a 6' fence, or if any local hawks or eagles decide to be cheeky. I'm looking for a new roo and found a local woman with a breeder quality young Buckeye rooster who needs a home. My hens are all different breeds: Barred Rocks, White Leghorn, Light Brahmas, Welsummers, Wheaten Ameraucanas, Easter Egger, Salmon Faverolles and BLR and SL Wyandottes. I've always been intrigued by Buckeyes and like that they'd offer some great traits as I breed in the future - hardiness, foraging ability, alertness and size. But I'm laughing at myself because, after looking at pics of Buckeye roosters online, I feel like they're not very...pretty. I was kind of hoping to get a beautiful showy roo. But he's pretty cute, the price is right (nearly free) and he needs a home. Should I go for it?