He was originally purchased as a "pullet" and has turned out to be a cockerel. I live in town and cannot have roosters. I have called all of the feed stores around my area that carry poultry and none have space for roosters. He's kind of a silly bird and not sure how he is/will be as a flock defender. He's the low man on the totem pole in my lil flock. Please PM me if you are interested thank you.