He saved all 12 of my girls from a fox or coyote this morning. I'm so sad he was taken He was not over dominant at all and didn't "steer" the girls away from us like our Barred Rock Roo used to do. He was great at finding food and also letting the ladies eat first. I'm glad he was able to attack and distract the predator long enough for all the hens and our duck to come up to safety. All the commotion caught my attention, I had literally just collected eggs and was putting them away. It all happened within minutes and I was too late. I just found 2 feathers back our back fencing where I'm sure it was a coyote who jumped the gate. My husband is going to reinforce when he gets home. We just picked up 2 new chicks yesterday... maybe one will be a Roo to replaced my guy.