So we are still trying to decide the fate of at least one of the roosters. At this point we are kind of leaning toward keeping the Wyandotte male, the biggest of the Orpingtons and one other. The one we hear crowing the most may just be advertising his willingness to become stew. It seems that his favorite hobby is crowing. All four crow but this one seems to be calling out to the crock pot.
The Wyandotte’s name was Sorpressa (Spanish for surprise). When she was found to be a he it became Sorpresso (masculine). We have decided to call the biggest Orpington Gandalf. Gandalf protects his flock, is compassionate and gentle with the ladies and isn’t overtly noisy. He even lets us pick him up. The other two Orpington roos are noisy, rough and obnoxious. Gandalf fits.