I rehomed our BR roo because he was starting to spur my family. I researched and was pretty confident that a standard cochin roo would always be nice to my family. I bought one yesterday from a show breeder. He is almost exactly the same age as my 7 hens(7 months) One of my BR hens is being kind of hard on him but, otherwise all the girl are just ignoring him. I took him out with the hens this afternoon to free range and once his feet hit the ground he just walked. His head was straight up, no scratching or even looking around. If I hadn't stopped him he would probably be in the next county by now. At the breeders he was in a pen with hens and 2 other roos, he was the low man. I know it takes almost 2 years for standard cochins to fully mature but, do you think he will ever be the leader of my flock. Are cochins able to take charge and be boss. This poor fella is really lost. The BR hen I mentioned before will walk up to him and jump on him then he runs..well...like a girl. Any hope of this boy being the future leader of the flock?