I have 1 roo that is a Silkie/EE mix and is almost as large as my other 5 month old standards, maybe just a shy smaller. When they were young he and his 2 siblings were attacked by something unknown and took on that scared behavior, which led to being picked on by other chickens. They don't hurt him, just chasing and he tends to run away if challenged by a hen. Now that he has been separated from his two siblings (1 is in a rehab pen, the other sold) he is finally mixing with my other standards, eating and resting near them. I am wondering, if I keep him as my only standard roo (he is really different and pretty) will his behavior change? Will he take on the roll of protecting them and mating with them, or will he stay scared and keep his distance? If I am going to try and deal with the crowing, I don't want to invest time in a roo that will run and hide from danger and the hens. Anyone have any experience with shy roos?