Backyard Brahmas!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SD Bird Lady, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. silver1313

    silver1313 Songster

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    aww looking at the pretty chickens and the baby brahma !!! all so pretty ... my babies are talking up a storm tonight .. they are still a little skittish ... but so pretty
     
  2. Duffysma

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    Hi! I am happy I found this thread! I have five 81/2 week old Buff Brahma chicks. They are from a hatchery but I do not know which one- I ordered them through a local feed store that employs several different sources. And while the store orders pullets only, i'm sure I have a 3 roosters and 2 hens (!). Here is my biggest baby roo, Dharma at 6-7 weeks[​IMG]

    He is a charmer already with a wonderful personality!

    Here are my two lovely pullets, Twiggy and Clara, with two of their Aussie friends-[​IMG]
     
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Squirrel tail - when the tail stands up like a squirrel's tail (although Rocky's tail features are gone in this picture). I couldn't find a good picture.
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    Vulture hocks - the group of feathers hanging off the back of the "knee." This is a big no-no here in the U.S., although in the United Kingdom it is desired. Notice the picture of Rocky above. He has a much cleaner look on his legs.
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  4. ladyrsanti

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    ETA: Sorry, I didn't see your response Sjisty!

    Thanks for the explanation of vulture hocks and squirrel tail and thanks for the pictures. I see now the vulture hocks - that was the hard one to visualize for me. I get the squirrel tail. Interesting.
     
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  5. crazycluck86

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    [​IMG] random post of my handsome boy!
     
  6. Vickis Girls

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    Good morning everyone! I can't believe it's snowing in mid April. At this rate, when the chicks come, I'll be brooding them in the kitchen. I can't seem to get in more than one day in a row to work on the coop/run. Hubby got the weekend off to help me, but I can already see nothing will get done.[​IMG]


    Sjisty, even though I don't have chicks yet, you sound like I feel. The whole thought of culling horrifies me. They're pets, and I don't eat my german shepherds, either.
    Thanks so much for explaining vulture hocks. Since I didn't know, I couldn't recognize them in any of the pics. Now it makes sense, finally.

    Sk8inChick(in), is the chicken in the first pic wearing a vest?[​IMG] She's looking at it like "does this make my hips look too big? That's darling!
    ps. so glad you're here.

    Silver1313 what's up with those 2 chickens in your avatar? Is it for real? I love it!

    crazycluck86, Gorgeous young man! He isn't hatchery stock, is he? Is he also the guy you(I think it was you) posted on the other thread who was enjoying a stroll through the snow? So pretty!
    If it was you, can you please post it here again? I loved that pic.

    SD Bird Lady, I think I can speak for everyone here; Thank you so much for making this thread happen!

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!
     
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  7. crazycluck86

    crazycluck86 Chirping

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    Thank you vickis girls :) no I bought him from a breeder but he only cost me 10 gbp! He is such a gentlman and takes good care of the girls.i will try and post the snow picture again :)
     
  8. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I love dark Brahmas! I only have one, and she's a hen. I had a dark roo named Glory. He was like a lap dog. He loved to be in my lap on the swing. He was also a thief. No one could eat anything outside - he'd snatch it out of their hands and run! I sold him (for a really good chunk of change) to a lady who absolutely fell in love with him. I was maxed out with roosters and he had to go. I still miss him!
     
  9. silver1313

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    yes it is lol that is tiny and daffy and until recently they lived inside ....and often they would climb up in the basket "swing " together and just roost lol i miss my inside boys but they both got hens recently and they needed more space ...although i am seriously thinking about bringing tiny back in and letting daffy keep the hens .. tiny is my baby and even has diapers lol and i am gonna need more room outside once the brahmas grow out ... that and well like i said tiny the terror is my baby
     
  10. silver1313

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    ty for the picture explaination .. both terms make more sense now ... not sure how my guys and gals will turn out when they grow more but i am not a show person anyway although i like this very vocal breed already lol
     

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