We have four Rhode Island Red roosters starting to strut their stuff. They are the sons of our original rooster Virgil. Check him out in the online show for RIR'S. We have one jr who challanges us when we go in the run. I like him because I think he will protect his soon to recieve harem of girls. Some posters here seem to feel aggressive traits are not good. I tend to think his brothers are scaredy cats and won't protect the hens. You can pick up all of our birds and they all settle down. We have no small children involved with our birds so no worries there. Besides no chickens gonna run my roost if he gets worse. What your thoughts?