Early this summer, I lost a very good roo, Rusty, to a hawk. I decided to not get another roo after that. Until recently, I really didn't need one, as I wasn't going to hatch any eggs. Well I changed my mind about hatching out some chicks, plus I kind of missed having a roo looking out for my girls. So awhile back I posted a thread asking fellow BYC'ers for suggestions on a good "all around roo". Although I got some really good suggestions, I realized that the characteristics I was looking for in a roo, would be a Silkie mix, like my Rusty was. I was very lucky that another BYC'er happened to have a Silkie mix roo in need of a home. So here he is: I would like you all to meet Ike. He is 1/2 Blue Silkie, 1/2 Americana bantam and is about 7 months old. I've had him for about 3 weeks, but today was his first day out with the ladies. me and my new guy: Isn't he georgous!!!??? Unfortunately, the girls aren't falling for his charm as of yet. When he first came out into the yard, he tried his "hello ladies" dance with the first hen he came across, but Pearl, my White Rock wasn't too impressed. She attacked him and I think that took away his gumbo. I didn't see him try any moves on any of the other girls. I worked out in the yard today with the chickens, so that I could supervise. He kind of just kept his distance from everyone. However, I noticed he was always within about 10 feet of me. I've had an aggressive roo before, so I'm a little leary around roos I'm not sure of, but not once did he try anything bad with me. I haven't handled him much since I got him. Just doing the basics, food, water, cleaning, and of course talking to him. I'm afraid of making him into a naughty roo by babying him. The person I got him from said that they did not handle him alot either. What's weird though, is that as it was getting dark, I noticed he wouldn't leave my side. I wasn't quite sure what he was doing, and I was afraid he was starting to get aggressive. He jumped up at my leg, but not aggressively. I just stood there to see what he was doing. I knelt down and he jumped onto my lap, then to my shoulder! I couldn't believe it! It took me three times to keep him off of me. He kept trying to get up on my shoulder, like he was a parrot or something. I'm not sure if he is just feeling insecure in this new environment or what, but its like I'm his mama. I will stress that he has NOT done any of the typical signs of aggression like the circling dance, or when they hold their wing down or even standing upright and tall towards me. Anyone have any ideas about that? The last thing I want is for him to think I'm "his". I'm not used to a roo that is friendly like this. I've either had a human aggressive roo, or a roo that avoids humans.