Tame and quiet, hatched Jan. 2014. Hen has started laying nice dark brown eggs, color does not wash off. Rooster is completely docile and safe with children. French type with feathered legs. 25 years raising Marans for backyard egglayers and docile roosters. Will be at Mother Earth News Fair Sept. 12-14 Fayette Co. PA Fairgrounds. Can't ship but can deliver between here and Alliance Ohio.