I'll try to keep this as short as possible, but I need y'all's advice. I just added 5 new pullets to my flock ( 2 buff orp and 3 americaunas). Turns out Eleanor Roosevelt (Americaunas) is actually a Teddy Roosevelt. Heard the 1st crow this morning when I was letting them into the run. During the initial pecking order process, Eleanor was getting bullied like the rest. I think she ended about 3rd from the bottom. It took about two days to sort the entire process out and everyone is doing fine now. I have a ton of questions so please bear with me: 1. Is the AMA breed a good breed to sire my hens with? 2. Will the varying genetics between the roo and the hens create issues if I decide to let the eggs go through the hatching process? 3. Since this cockerel is obviously subordinate to the hens now; when and how will that change? If I keep him, I don't want a subordinate roo watching after my girls. I have a lot more questions, but I'm sure they'll come up throughout the thread. Thank you so much your advice! This site and it's members are truely awesome people!