So, I kind of have an odd situation with my cockerel. So, I have a roo that is about to be 7 months old on the 20th. Old enough to be breeding, right ? Well, so far I have not noticed any breeding, in fact, he is at the bottom of the pecking order. He has shown no interest in caring for the girls at all. My old rooster used to find food and call the girls over to eat while this little guy just runs away with any food he gets, otherwise the girls will take it from him. He is now matching the size of my bigger girls and is even bigger than most. He's an excellent chicken, loves to be pet, very friendly, a giant goofball, but he's just not showing any rooster attributes yet. My main question is, will he ever start showing interest? Side note: For about 5 months of his life he grew up with an older sibling named Bruno who was also a Roo. They were best of buds, but as they grew, one of them had to be the boss and that was always Bruno. He always put penguin in his place, making him what I think is more submissive. Bruno unfortunately died about a month or so ago due to Mareks disease that has gotten into my flock. I'm afraid he won't grow out of his submissive ways and I need babies for the spring. Should I get a more experienced rooster and let him take care of the girls and hope Penguin stays as submissive as he is now ? Or wait it out in hopes he'll end up being a good Roo ? Here's the most recent picture of my baby.