I got this handsome guy from an animal shelter worker. I went in to get a dog and got to talking about chickens. I was saying that I wish I had a rooster and she told me she had three and she'd give me one. Someone in town had raised three roosters for pets, but the neighbors complained and he was forced to give them up. She had a small flock of hens and since the shelter really isn't equipped for chickens they were pawned off on her. Why can't I get any of my animals a normal way? I believe he is rather young, probably from this past spring's brood. When she got him she wasn't even sure it was a roo til he crowed. Does anyone know what breed he might be? Will his plumage get more...I don't know, showy? He's pretty gentlemanly so far. He's very amorous but he hasn't beaten my ladies up too much. Some of my bigger hens put him in his place now and then. He has 26 ladies in his harem (formerly 27, RIP Helena).