In Blackbeard's defense, he is a rooster's rooster, a real ladies man. He would defend The Wenches to the death against any predator, which just happens to include Jack in his mind. He's a great provider too. When the treats are served he'll pick up the bread crumbs and pass them to the ladies, not even keeping any for himself. Isn't that sweet? He's even braved his life for them by approaching me and plucking the bread from my outstretched hand. And I tell ya, it took all the nerve that boy could muster for that gallant effort.
But I think the thing that is the biggest testament to his character is the nest fluffing. When one of the ladies starts her "I need to lay an egg NOW" cackling, Blackbeard enters to coop to secure the perimeter and then fluffs her nest! And continues to fluff until she's completely satisfied. Then he stands guard, providing sweet words of encouragement. I can only assume the conversation afterwords must be praise for a job well done. Can you imagine? What a great guy! I mean really, when was the last time someone fluffed your nest?
So, as you can see, Blackbeard's not so bad. In fact, I'd even go so far as to say he's a real catch!