I am interested in buying a bantam rooster for my gals. I have 6 standard hens, all different breeds that are about 5 months old (only one has started laying - so far). Here is a pic of five of the ladies he'll be loving and protecting... My ladies don't sit on my lap or shoulder but they do follow me during free range time and eat treats from my hand. I only have an acre and no fence, so I need a rooster who likes people and won't take the girls out of my yard. I am not breed picky. (My husband doesnt want a silkie, frizzle or sizzle...and I am not a fan of the feather footed breeds) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the look of the ones that feather out to look like a patchwork quilt. I'll know him when I see him...PLEASE send pictures!!!! We are in North Alabama, we're willing to drive a reasonable distance otherwise shipping should be an option. We went to trade day to look at roosters, but honestly I was a little put off by the fact that they are carted back and forth in wire cages on an open air trailer with nothing more than a thin quilt to keep the wind off. I want to buy my "gentleman" from someone who loves their birds. Where better to start than BYC??? I am attaching a picture of my coop (in case you are interested in where the young man could be living).