Temperament for Cuckoo Marans?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amysflock, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. amysflock

    amysflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Tenino, WA
    Hi all,

    I have a lead on a couple of cuckoo marans pullets, but before I bite, what is the temperament of that breed? I am trying to steer away from nervous/flighty/aggressive types as my last flock wore me out.

  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    My Marans were not aggressive or flighty at all, but it all depends on the strain I think. I have heard some say that there birds were pretty flighty.
  3. CheepSunglasses

    CheepSunglasses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2009
    Mine are a little flighty, but not too bad. I prefer the BCs and blues, though they do vary somewhat according to their breeding.[​IMG]
  4. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Rome, GA
    I have the Cuckoo Marans. I think like everyone else says, it has to do with the breeder and/or the person who raised them. Ours have been around children since they hatched, so they are very friendly. They even coming running to the back door if you come outside to see if you have any treats. We love them!!!
  5. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.
    I have a young pullet who was raised and handled constantly by children. She is still flighty. On the other hand, I have two maran hens who were raised in a large pen with other chickens. They are both fairly tame. Not flighty at all.
  6. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    Our cuckoos are very social and mild mannered. The roo is very easy with the hens, where the RIR is more grab and go and makes my RIR hens barebacked. The hens do tend to go broody by the 2nd year and they dont lay as well as the RIRs and Barred Rocks but they are so loveable everyone should have a few!
    Go get them birdies!
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I am a fan of the cuckoo marans. My rooster is the sweetest ever. His hens have not a feather out of place from him. They hens will jump up to get a bite of bread from our hand, and will let us carry them around. I love the Cuckoo Marans!
  8. amysflock

    amysflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Tenino, WA
    Ok, so from what I'm reading the "flighty" part might be more on an individual chicken basis rather than a generality for the whole breed. Good to know! I think I'll go look at them and see how they behave.

    Thanks, everyone!
  9. TheMatador

    TheMatador Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2009
    Upstate, NY
    I have 1 hen and two young lads. Her name is "Twitchy Tammy" which should say it all. The boys however are really nice. Competition between themselves and other roosters is minimal and usually ends with some feather fluffing and a staring match.

    I also find my boys to be very "interactive". They are the first to run up to the truck when I pull in the driveway and will pretty much follow us around the property and scratch around wherever we happen to be working. Very handsome, very calm with the rest of the flock and very "dog like" with humans. Thumbs up from me.
  10. pheasantslove

    pheasantslove New Egg

    Mar 16, 2017
    I am getting some Cuckoo Marans and you guys helped my understand the breed thank you sooo much![​IMG]

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