Hi - I have a d'uccle cockerel and a silkie cockerel. When my d'uccle kind of puts his wings out away from his body, is he trying to protect his girl from me? I usually pick him right up and kiss him (he's easy to pick up and I've always loved on him the most, I read recently that might not be good but it was too late) - he never gets mad or anything, I just wondered if that's what he thinks he's doing. today my silkie boy (about 7 months) kind of tried to run in front of my when I was going to walk up the deck steps. He's never done anything like that. Is he starting to be a true roo? lol! I picked him up too. I've been holding him more because he seems friendlier. He was a stinker when he was small, hard to catch. I brought him in yesterday and weighed him. He's so darn cute! I'm going to keep watching at how he acts, just curious!