hey, im new to this but ive been reading lots and lots on this site about chookies as we have a "teen" rir roo and 3 rir chicks...hopefully are hens! we did have 5 other chooks but misfortune met them, 3 by our dog, 1 was a game roo looking agressive and i have kids so hes gone and 1 died at the start...might have eaten a spider or something...not too good at protecting now am i! lol... however i have 2 questions....1: my partner told me chooks go funny on their own, so although i cant trust the roo alone with the little ones, i socialise them as much as possible and he seems quite happy to have them around...now seeing as he's a "teen" will this help? and 2nd...i have read lots of ppl say they know of mean rir roo's and very few ppl say they know nice ones, r they predisposed to being mean?...mine seems quite pleasant...will fluff around if u go to pick him up but once u have him he settles right down and goes to sleep...i washed him the other day and he just flopped and let me dry him. he was limp as.....very relaxed and happy....will he change from this or will he stay nice? i try to "cuddle" him a bit each day to ensure he stays comfortable with humans/contact...does this help? will he go mean? how will i know cuz no chook is worth my children! phew...what an essay! thanks! b.t.w i want to keep him smick as i think he is the most handsome roo ever...am i biased? how do i know what the standards are if i want to show him?