I have been reading the threads on roo behavior and how to tell a good one from a bad one. I see the words "mild" and "moderate" in regards to rooster behavior, but since I have no prior experience with roosters at all, I'm not sure what counts as "mild" and "moderate". I figured I'd just write and post this as a question and tell you all, who are so much more experienced than I, my roos exact behaviors. I know there is a pecking order, but my rooster will only let the two rir hens eat with him at the feeder. When any other hen tries to eat, even if he isn't eating anymore, he drives them off. When mounting my barred rock hen he pecked her really hard about six times in the back (even though she had dropped to a mounting position the first time he pecked her, then he mounted her. We've only had him (he's a rir rooster) about two weeks. He's very young, about the same age as the hens. He was bought in early-mid March 2015. I'm not sure if he's really protecting them or not. And he doesn't call them when he finds foods; he just starts eating. I'd appreciate any advice you all can give me. Thanks!