Brahma

Average User Rating:
4.35556/5,
  • 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. Landon1117
    5/5,
    "Amazing Bird!"
    Pros - Cold Hardy, Friendly, Good Layers, Beautiful
    Cons - Lower on the Pecking Order
    This is by far the best bird I've had. My Buff Brahma, who I appropriately named Buffy, is friendlier than all of my flock, even my Cochins. They are cold hardy and lay quite a lot of eggs, yet you could use them as meat birds if you so desired. Be warned that these girls do however end up towards the bottom of the pecking order if put with more aggressive breeds like RIR. I've never had a bad Brahma though, but I'm sure they're out there.
  2. FlippinFarm
    5/5,
    "Love, Love, Love Brahmas!"
    Pros - Beautiful
    Friendly
    Calm
    Cold Hearty
    Good Layers
    Cons - Feathers can present a problem in cold climates
    We love, love, love our Brahmas. Our three girls (2 buff and 1 light) are the "gentle giants" of the flock. They all have friendly, calm personalities, are decent layers, and the first to greet us whenever we arrive back home! Haven't had them over winter, so we will see how their feathered feet do in the snow!
    feather13 and DavRen8 like this.
  3. Lovemylilcluckers
    5/5,
    "My absolute favorite!"
    Pros - easily handled
    absolutely beautiful
    friendly
    submissive
    comes when you call her
    loves being petted/being around people
    Cons - a little noisy
    feather13 and DavRen8 like this.

User Comments

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  1. 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!
  2. DIGGIN CHICKEN
    Looks like a cross between a silkie and a sussex ?
  3. SpunkieT
    I have a 3 week old baby Brahma named Ketchup that is an inside/outside pet
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  5. SandyGirl57
    I love my 2 Brahmas !!:love
  6. OldParsonageFarm
    Just got some and I can not wait to watch them grow! Super excited!!
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  7. OldParsonageFarm
    Just got some and I can not wait to watch them grow! Super excited!!
      sassysarah123 likes this.
  8. OldParsonageFarm
    Just got some and I can not wait to watch them grow! Super excited!!
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  9. LoveMyChicks12
    Love my Brahma's I have 2. One white and one buff.
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    1. sassysarah123
      You have a white brahma???????????
      Where in the world did u get it?? I want one sooo much, but I cant find any!
      sassysarah123, Jun 21, 2017
  10. mickeymushroom
    Brahmas are big pretty birds that lay small lazy eggs. Mine are not particularly personable. Not like a buff orpington or a red star.

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