Friendly as in come over to visit and be petted? No.
Willing to be held for a few minutes without struggling, yes.
My buff orpingtons are my friendly girls; my BO roosters stay clear of me and tend to not like being held. THey put up a fuss, settle for a few minutes, then start fussing and struggling again.
My marans girls and boys act like a confident royal. Walk by me like I'm not there. My marans, and I have 4 free ranging roosters, are territorial with other roosters having the confidence to stand up to some roosters. ANd I am free to pick up hens without fear of attack from the rooster. I like their temperaments. THe ones I have anyway.
I have one that would run up to me and pull my pant leg and look up at me. Naughy little teenager. He quit the nonsense after a month. Comical because he didn't hurt, just surprizing. THen he gave the most innocent look. He is a lovely 10 month old now.
Perhaps someone else has had a different experience. I have 8 roosters and like their temperaments.
Edited by Arielle - 8/30/12 at 8:26pm