My husband got me some chicks which he was told are Black Brahmas (not dark - actually black), however I haven't really heard of this color variety. I know it isn't recognized by the American Poultry Association. So is there such a thing as Black Brahmas, or are these crosses of something? Does anyone know? We've had Light Brahmas before and they were very docile birds. Are all Brahma varieties alike in this sense?
Black Brahmas, anyone?
Yes there is such thing.
I have Bantam welsummers, Bantam Olive eggers, MGB, LF Welsummers, BCM, BLRW, LF Buff and Golden Laced polish x Tolbunt, LF Sumatras, Bantam Sumatras, d'anvers, CCL, Bantam wyndottes and bunch of free range birds
Bumping up this thread... the Brahmas have grown big and handsome by now, but the Brahma roos have some brilliant red feathers on their necks. Is that correct for Black Brahmas? Or are they supposed to be coal black all over, and what we have doesn't come from a very pure line? We want to be fair to people if we ever get to selling the Brahmas. Wouldn't want to sell something as pure-bred when it actually isn't.
I see. I'll try to post a photo later. However I'm not astonished to hear that they might be bred with something else.
- custom Brahmas
More important, in my opinion, is that those features be arranged on a body of proper Brahma type and size.
Too often people focus on individual features, or color, at the expense of proper type, ending up with a bird with a non descript generic build. Examples of this can be found in most hatchery stock. If you were to take several examples of different breeds of your average hatchery quality birds and maybe with Photoshop you could hide the combs and leg color/ feathering, and make all birds solid white, you would be hard pressed to tell most of them apart. If you were to do the same thing with proper typed examples of the same breeds the difference would be quite striking.
Edited by big medicine - 11/11/15 at 6:34am