Brahma

Average User Rating:
4.34058/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb:
    Pea
    Broodiness:
    Average
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size:
    Large
    Egg Color:
    Light Brown
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Light, Buff, Dark, Gold, Black, White, Blue, and Blue Columbian.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    APA/ABA Class:
    Asiatic
    The Brahma is an Asiatic breed of chicken. The first Brahmas were brought to the United States in 1846 from China. The earliest male imports to the USA weighed around 14 pounds. They were used as a utility fowl for both their meat and eggs. Today Brahmas are mainly kept for ornamental purposes.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb: Pea
    Broodiness: Average
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size: Large
    Egg Color: Light Brown

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    Light, Buff, Dark, Gold, Black, White, Blue,and Blue Columbian.
    Breed Details:
    I started breeding the standard Light Brahmas in spring of 2008. The Brahmas are a very friendly, docile breed. Neither one of my roosters have ever been aggressive with me. The hens are good layers of large brown eggs. So far, the Brahma chicks have been very easy to hatch, brood, and raise. This breed does very well in cold and hot weather. At around 7 weeks of age you can start to guess the genders of the chicks. At around 12 or so weeks of age you should know for sure the sexes of your chicks. The hens usually start laying around 5 months of age. My hens usually lay every other day.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Mary's Backyard Chickens
    1/5,
    "Not recommended"
    Pros - Beautiful
    Cons - Noisy, poor egg layers, eats a lot, LIKE TOO MUCH
    Not highly recommended at all.
    Coralie Shaw likes this.
  2. R1V3R20NG
    5/5,
    "I LOVE BRAHMAS"
    Pros - Beautiful feathers and fluff, perfect for cold weather, kid friendly, large, can teach tricks!!!
    Cons - More likely to die from heat stroke than most breeds (specifically Dark Brahmas) They don't start laying for much longer than most breeds.
    I have a super cute dark brahma who tramples over my feet for food. Tried to eat my tooth once. I guess i had something stuck in there. I can teach her to jump across things.
  3. mortorffsquail
    5/5,
    "The bird that does it all."
    Pros - Cold weather hardy, dual purpose, friendly, decent egg production
    Cons - Egg production isnt as much as other breeds
    A very hardy dual purpose bird that does it all for you. It can be raised for meat and egg production. They can get heavy real quick but not as fast as per say broilers for meat. The egg production is decent but it is not for just solely making eggs. The bird can stand up to all weather but excels the best in cold weather. They are easy to raise and are very docile.
    Overall:
    5
    djcap likes this.

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  1. djcap
    Blue Partridge Brahma

    I have Blue Partridge Brahma
    and they are very rare in the USA! I will be selling hatching eggs this spring!
    Takes a second to wrap your head around this....The overall color variety is called Blue Partridge Brahma. The Andalusian Blue gene that is responsible for their blue color in one mating hatches chicks in 3 different colors. Below, is how the gene works. The lighter ones are called splash and or red pyle or can be a very light blue. You will also have chicks that are black and gold/red called Gold and lastly, Blue and Gold/red are blues. It is very hard with real accuracy to tell the difference between a blue or gold blue partridge Brahma chick until they are about 3-5 weeks of age....



    How the Andalusian Blue Gene works For Black, Blue, and Splash (BBS)

    When breeding with the andalusian blue gene, one mating can give you 3 colors of chicks.

    The gene for Andalusian Blue is a WYSIWYG gene. The visible plumage color is the color of the genetics. There is no need to do test matings to find out if it is present. The gene is a dominate blue, effecting black and little effect on red. The blue gene not present is a black bird (Feathers are Black and Gold), one blue gene will change a black bird to blue ( Blue and red) where 2 blue genes will change black to a whitish bird with splashes of gray/blue/red.

    Below is the different combinations of matings between the 3 colors of BBS. The percentages are based on 100 chicks hatched.

    ➢ Gold x Gold = 100% Gold

    ➢ Gold x Blue = 50% Gold and 50% Blue

    ➢ Gold x Splash = 100% Blue

    ➢ Blue x Blue = 25% Gold, 50% Blue and 25% Splash

    ➢ Blue x Splash = 50% Blue and 50% Splash

    ➢ Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
      elysiumnic likes this.
  2. djcap
    Blue Partridge Brahma

    I have Blue Partridge Brahma
    and they are very rare in the USA! I will be selling hatching eggs this spring!
    Takes a second to wrap your head around this....The overall color variety is called Blue Partridge Brahma. The Andalusian Blue gene that is responsible for their blue color in one mating hatches chicks in 3 different colors. Below, is how the gene works. The lighter ones are called splash and or red pyle or can be a very light blue. You will also have chicks that are black and gold/red called Gold and lastly, Blue and Gold/red are blues. It is very hard with real accuracy to tell the difference between a blue or gold blue partridge Brahma chick until they are about 3-5 weeks of age....



    How the Andalusian Blue Gene works For Black, Blue, and Splash (BBS)

    When breeding with the andalusian blue gene, one mating can give you 3 colors of chicks.

    The gene for Andalusian Blue is a WYSIWYG gene. The visible plumage color is the color of the genetics. There is no need to do test matings to find out if it is present. The gene is a dominate blue, effecting black and little effect on red. The blue gene not present is a black bird (Feathers are Black and Gold), one blue gene will change a black bird to blue ( Blue and red) where 2 blue genes will change black to a whitish bird with splashes of gray/blue/red.

    Below is the different combinations of matings between the 3 colors of BBS. The percentages are based on 100 chicks hatched.

    ➢ Gold x Gold = 100% Gold

    ➢ Gold x Blue = 50% Gold and 50% Blue

    ➢ Gold x Splash = 100% Blue

    ➢ Blue x Blue = 25% Gold, 50% Blue and 25% Splash

    ➢ Blue x Splash = 50% Blue and 50% Splash

    ➢ Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
  3. Nutmeg15
    My pair of five-month-old Dark Brahmas are incredibly sweet and soooo pretty. The larger of the two, Clover, adores hugs and loves to fall asleep on my lap. Their feathered feet are very cute, although I have had some trouble with other hens pecking at the growing feathers until the toes bleed, and the feathers do get packed with snow and ice. They are growing very quickly, but love being handled even at their great size.
      djcap likes this.
  4. Alecia Davidshofer
    I meow for brahamas
  5. Alecia Davidshofer
    They talk alot but sooo sweet and easy to handle brahama mama land!!
  6. djcap
    I have a flock of blue partridge brahma
  7. poultry person
    I thought mine was a hen!
  8. Tammy N
    IM addicted to the Dark Brahmas they lay well even threw winter i have some that are 3 yrs old still going , Amazing birds
      djcap likes this.
  9. rlhagan56
    I bought 3 buff Brahma chicks from a hatchery. By 7 weeks I sold them because they were extremely flighty as if they were brought in from the wild! Also they were always screaming their little heads off to the point I just wanted them gone. 4 other breeds that came with them were calm, friendly, much quieter babies. Nevr again!
  10. DIGGIN CHICKEN
    Looks like a cross between a silkie and a sussex ?

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