I have 9, five week old chicks. I have one Partridge Rocks rooster and one very small chick. By coloring could also be roo but is about 2-2.5 weeks behind in size. Anyway- they are always together- they lay eat together, lay together, hang out together. Could it be the roo is just protective of the little one, or that the little one sticks with the roo for protection form my HUGE 5 week old RIRs? Just wondering if you have seen a roo take this early to another.