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Friends of mine have been working on solid blue, and resulting solid black, large fowl Brahmas for a few years now.  Red bleed though on hackle and shoulder has been an issue with some males.  With the clamp down on shows and swaps in Ohio this year I have not talked to them about how this years birds are looking.

 

I would suspect any black Brahmas, if you go back far enough probably have some Cochin blood, or possibly Wyandotte or some such outcross to bring in the color.

"It just goes to show you, you don't have to be crazy to raise  Cornish,...................... but it helps."      Lewis Strait
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"It just goes to show you, you don't have to be crazy to raise  Cornish,...................... but it helps."      Lewis Strait
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Originally Posted by big medicine View Post

 

I would suspect any black Brahmas, if you go back far enough probably have some Cochin blood, or possibly Wyandotte or some such outcross to bring in the color.

That would explain it. Thanks! 

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A wife and mother enjoying a simple life with her family and chickens and blogging about it here. One husband, three kids, two cats, four pigeons and a small mixed flock of a rooster and a fluctuating number of hens. 
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