A month ago I had a sweet 10 week old little Black Copper Marans pullet named Maude. Maude was pretty and she was developing the prettiest amber colors among the black feathers. So...about a week ago (with the assistance of folks here) I discovered that she was actually Monsieur Maurice. Today M. Maurice crowed for the first time! Things are moving fast around here! And he had the good manners to do it at about 10:30. Whatta mensch! So now I need to know all about roosters. I assume he'll become dominant in the flock/s. I have 2 hens that are already about 18 months old. So far they've been the dominant ones. Then I have a second flock of 15 week olds which includes M. Maurice. They've all decided to live together nicely BUT they are 2 distinct flocks inhabiting the same space. What will M. Maurice's relationship to each flock be like? If he's a late riser -- at least for this morning -- is that likely to be his habit? Because I could live with a bird who crows at 10 and I'd expect my neighbors to learn to live with it too. Even when his crowing achieves it's full volume and resonance. What does this new talent mean about his maturity and readiness to make natural women of my 2 laying hens? What else will be new and different or what else should I know to take good care of him and recognize typical rooster behaviors? Thanks in advance to everyone who shares their expertise so generously!