This year is the first time I have ever owned a rooster so I don't really know much about their behavior and I would love some clarification on a couple things I have noticed. Here is some background info on him, he is a 5-6 month old splash ameraucana and he is the only rooster with 9 hens. He has been a very good boy so far but I am worried about him turning mean like so many other people have experienced with their roos. Lately he has been watching me more closely and making almost a growling noise when I go into the pen. He usually makes it when I am moving around him/his hens or cleaning but he stops and goes back to pecking around if I sit still/stay quiet. He always keeps his distance and respects my space by moving out of my way if I go towards him almost to the point of being fearful of me ... should I be worried about this noise? The other thing I have noticed is that occasionally he will approach a hen from the side and does a little dance around the hens with his wings down while making that same growling noise. I assume this has something to do with mating but I have never seen him mate any of the hens and he usually ends by pecking them on the head ... Is this normal behavior?