I was "gifted" a rooster in March. Although he was dumped, he has proven to be very tame & a great pet. He has learned to live with my Cocker Spaniel & naps with my dog in the doghouse when outside in the evening. He is crate trained... Yes, like a dog. And enjoys following me around. He lets my young nieces (6 & 9) handle him & doesn't seem to mind when the girls part his feathers to find his eyes. I'm in an area that doesn't allow roosters. I feel pretty lucky to have had him this far. He is a pet only! Not for food. He would probably love to be with some hens. He's not a mean bird, but is still a rooster with some rooster attitude.