I currently have 4 3-month old birds, with plans to add more shortly, as soon as this @#$^ coop is finished. One, I *knew* was a cockerel at purchase. The 2nd took a few weeks to come out of the closet. I don't mind having a roo in the herd, but I'm not sure I can maintain enough hens for the both of them right now. I'm considering re-homing one. The BLRW (he may actually be splash, but it's not really relevant) is generally aloof. He keeps his distance from me and isn't really interested in interaction. He doesn't run, but isn't doing any posturing or challenging at this time. His name is Wyatt. He's the largest of the 4 birds right now too. The Speckled Sussex (Ringo) is an adventurer. He regularly wanders away from the others to check things out. He's also not interested in being touched, but is NOT afraid of me when it comes to meal worms, oats, and other potentially valuable treats. Even Wyatt doesn't crowd, despite how interested he is in them. Ringo tends to crowd the door when I'm tossing in treats in the morning (they're in a small 6x3x2 pen right now until aforementioned coop is finished). He's over-exuberant about the treats and gets plenty of flesh if I hand feed. This behavior doesn't really surprise me. Even Nona, the dark brahma, will pinch some skin when hand feeding. Ringo checks in on us when they're out for supervised time out. I feel like he's looking for goodies, but I could be wrong. I've been leaning towards sending Ringo off, since I feel he's going to try challenging me in the future. But today, while outside, he actually gave a call to alert the others about goodies. They all came running at his call excitedly. I was kinda proud. Wyatt, well...he's practiced crowing and doesn't appear to be an @$$ right now, but I haven't noticed him being incredibly attentive to the ladies. Currently, Ringo is not the top bird. Wyatt is that bird. I can foresee Ringo and Wyatt battling it out at maturity. While Wyatt is the top right now, it feels like Ringo is going to be that roo that will come into maturity and battle as long as it takes. When I come home from work and get the dogs out before letting the chickens out, I've seen Wyatt and Ringo chasing each other around the pen and squaring off at one another. Wyatt is doing most of the chasing. Ringo stands his ground longer and longer but eventually relents, just to go into chase again. When they are out of the pen, they don't really bother one another. Ringo goes adventuring and checks things out. They're often seen side by side, searching for things. Then again, that could just be "opportunity" especially after the small toad incident today (Ringo found the toad, kept running off with it, trying to dine on the prize, Wyatt finally stole it, then in a fit of possession, swallowed the **** thing whole!) Are there any things that you noticed about your young birds that gave you signs to how they would be as adults? Is Ringo giving me signs about his temperament now, or is it fairly typical teenager behavior? These are my first chickens and I've never had rooster experience.