Black, gold, or white Brahmas (and other colors)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nissa_loves_cats, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. nissa_loves_cats

    nissa_loves_cats Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know that in the US the three standard colors of Brahmas are Light, Dark and Buff. I'm wondering what other colors they come in, in particular which other colors are available in the US. (Pictures of these other varieties would be cool.)

    And is anyone working on lavender Brahmas?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Ive heard of Partridge Brahmas, and Black Brahmas.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are lots of colours of Brahma.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    There are tons of colors over in Holland. One color that would be cool to see is a solid red brahma or maybe barred.
     
  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there's a guy here in Nebraska working on blacks, reds, and red columbian.
     
  8. nissa_loves_cats

    nissa_loves_cats Chillin' With My Peeps

    To develop these other colors, they do crossbreeding with other breeds that have the color they like, and then cull to get back the original Brahma type but with the desired color? Sounds like a major project.

    But then, I've just bought a bunch of laying hens including some with pretty colors, which are going to be bred to my Buff Brahma roosters, perhaps I'll end up with something to work with. (Most are going to be sold as meat birds, I have a lot of Polish and Serbian folk who buy live chickens from me.)
     

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