I acquired a (probably) pure bred barred rock rooster maybe 2 months ago. He is 5ish months old and just starting to dance around the girls and attempt mounting. He has been polite, non aggressive, but beginning to act like a roo. He is concerned about the girls--gets a bit agitated when we interact with them. They like us and squat for us--not so much for him lol. I have found that when I am outside, I often look around and there he is....He is almost always where I am (if I work in one place for a while). He is generally just hanging around and watching. I am not sure if he thinks he is hanging with an equal or studying me for a weakness.....We are on the lookout for aggressive behavior as he matures--it wont be tolerated, towards us or the girls. He seems very nice and I am hoping that he stays that way. Not sure if at 5-6 months, he has his behaviors and personality set yet. He also insists, many times when I am inside, in setting up camp (with the 2 immature pullets he was quarantined with) on my front porch. He is sitting out there now crowing.....It is not a big porch and it is not raining...on either side are nice gardens where my hens generally spend the day scratching and dust-bathing. Any ideas on what he is thinking?? I always think about this stuff lol. I have trained horses and dogs and now am interpreting chicken behavior! We got him from a friend who ended up with 2 roos. The roo they kept ended up a constant crower, very hard on the girls (they had 6-8 hens in a med sized run) and he began attacking people. Same age as our guy, Our chickens are pastured/free ranged.