He sounds like the perfect rooster. Even the great Late Brutus would come running at me if he thought I was hurting one members of his flock. I picked up the hen turkey one day and she squawked more in surprise than anything else and Brutus came running to check it out. I use to grab a bird that was close to me when Brutus wasn't just to see him run to it's aid. I found that to be such a great quality. I really miss Brutus. The roosters I have now are not cool in any way, shape or manner. The exception being Bert, my CX baby. He is cool just by existing. He is gentle and I doubt he will ever protect anything. He is so meek and mellow you would think he was eating Maryjane brownies. When I lost Rick I thought my chances for a CX Rainbow cross was over, then like a ton of bricks falling on me, it dawned on me when I saw a Dixie rainbow hen standing next to Bert, DUH.. I can have Bert mate with some Dixie rainbow hens. I was so set on Rick mating with the CX hens it never dawned on me the road runs both directions.. Now I just hope Bert stays alive.