I have an 1 year old Australorp who has been a wonderful flock protector, and a generally nice roo, but he does not fit my breeding program dreams. I have 2 very nice 6 month old Jersey giant roo's who I am hoping will be able to take over his duties. They are just starting to crow, but they dont do the food call for the hens, nor try to mate anyone, yet. Is there a right way to make a smooth transition from the Australorp to the JG? I was just going to re-home the Australorp and hope for the best, but I decided to see if there might be a better way. Would it cause mass confusion for the flock if their normal leader just vanished? Is there a way to be sure the younger roo's are ready for the job? How does everyone else replace an Alpha roo? Thanks all!