i have only had one roo, but i can tell you that he is absolutely gentle, kind, courageous, and generous to a fault with his girls. he sits on eggs if there are no girls around sometimes. he will only eat a bite when all 9 of his harem have eaten first, and he redistributes food so the lower status hens get some too. my 2.5 yr old toddler has been around him (with me, of course) for the last 1.5 yrs, and i feel good about that (after MUCH observation over time). he is just generally gentle. he never hurts the girls or pulls out their feathers. he takes no for an answer from the hens yet we still have 100% fertility. there has never been the slightest indication of aggression from him toward anyone, no matter what we are dong in the pen or to his girls. he doesn't hop up in my lap or anything, but he is neither scared or me nor do i have to watch my back or be overly aware of where he is and what he is doing while i am working. he has a healthy respect for me and i for him. can you tell i am totally infatuated with my malcolm? from this hatch, i am adding one of his sons to our flock so that he has a helper, and in case something happens to him.