Hello, I have a blue copper maran I purchased as a pullet (from an auction... I know I know...) . She was "sweet" when we first had her. She wasn't jumping to be held like our Polish or mille fleur bantams but would tolerate us. Now she avoids us every time we come close to the coop and will not under any circumstances allow us to hold her. She does hang out with our rooster A LOT. She's like his little groupie. Is this normal of marans? Or do you think this chicken was just abused at the last place she was? She gets along really well with the other chickens and even protects our two bantams from the others. She's the only chicken we have who's this serious about staying away from us. If she keeps being like this sometime next year after we've hatched some eggs she might end up in the pot... I'm on the fence.