I just have too many roosters! He isn't mean by any means but hasn't been made into a pet, as I didn't raise him from a chick. I have a lot invested in him with show entrance fees as well as general care, so that is why I ask so much. He is a good looking bird and his tail would be a lot nicer if he could be in a flock with less roosters than I have because they pick on him a lot. It just isn't fair to him to be stuck here without enough ladies for himself. I'd love to see him go to a new flock. I live in Upstate NY but I would be glad to deliver him to you if you live in the state or in Vermont or if you'd like to meet me, but I DON'T SHIP live animals. He is a proven rooster and has a few children here and has won a few blue ribbons at my local county fair. He isn't overly noisy either. Happy bidding, you're looking at a great investment!