We have two Barnevelders, our first time we have owned the breed. \They are still young (not even a year old). One male and one female. We also have three other chickens all hens and are getting on a bit now and have stopped laying. We are hoping for some eggs soon from Yolky (Our female barnevelder) and I'm personally looking forward to Coops (our male barnevelder) to start crowing . The older hens are at the top of the pecking order and Coops just runs away from them when they want the food so do you think Coops will get that instinct as he get older to "rule the roost" or do you think he'll just let them carry on like that? Please have your say below about what your opinion is on barnevelders?