I keep debating over this more and more. All opinions are welcome. My rooster who is wynadotte/australorp/buff cross just 1yr old. Have had him since he was a chick. He use to be really sweet, thats why he was one of the ones i kept. Well he is more aggressive now. He has went after a couple kids when they tried to pet the hens. He has came after me a couple times when ive been in their pen. So now i carry a stick with me. All my hens have bare backs, i have figured from breeding but i am thinking he is aggressive towards them. As I have seen him go after them.