Edited by allilind - 7/29/14 at 10:40am
Buff Brahma - Page 3
Looks a little like my pullets when they were little...but can't tell for sure.
A pullet I'd say. because of it's growing tail. Males (cockerels) usually doesn't grow tail feathers at this age.
I'm also looking for a good show bird. I would like to know if any of you have or do show these birds? I like the coloring of the buffs, are there any difference between buff and light? Would a tractor supply store carry these types of chicks?
@farmguy5 Welcome to the world of chicken keeping! I adore my buff brahma, she is very sweet and will jump directly into my lap to be pet if I sit down (though this is largely because she has been hand raised). Brahmas are known for the docility. Mine does not lay every day... more like every other day, with a few breaks every once in a while. Her eggs are a light, creamy brown. She has not yet gone broody, though you are correct that brahmas are one of the "broodier" breeds. I did purchase her from My Pet Chicken hatchery- I think the origin of the chicken has a lot to do with how instinctual about broodiness they are.
Since you're looking for a show bird that has a tendency to go broody, I would recommend looking into brahma breeders near you. You probably won't find show-quality birds at your local tractor supply store, but I don't have any experience showing so I don't know. A breeder would be more expensive, but theoretically more high quality. They are lovely, beautiful creatures that I'm sure you'll be happy with!
What does the comb look like? Usually three rows (wide) is a young cockerel on pea combs and a single row is a pullet.