Brahma Bantams...why are they so uncommon??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by trinacliff, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. trinacliff

    trinacliff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I've been reading, and it seems like Brahma Bantams are great in just about every way. I have certainly fallen in love! I've seen eggs, birds, etc. for sale...why are they not a popular breed???

    Thanks!

    Kristen
     
  2. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are a popular breed they just don't necessary get all the attention other bantam breeds get. Many of my friends own, breed and show brahmas, they are a wonderful breed. I show in the featherleg class so I pay attention to the brahmas, their is always a very good class of them, give them ole cochins and silkies a run for their money and many times win Champion Featherleg. If your thinking about brahmas I'd say "go for it!"

    Their are three varieties of brahmas, buff, light and dark........all are beautiful!

    Shari
     
  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    There are also black Brahmas, fwiw.
     
  4. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a light brahma she is 36 weeks old, hard to catch but very submissive, and WONT lay an egg, her days are becoming numbered
     
  5. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    if she is a banatam they lay in spring [​IMG]
     
  6. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Have A Very Good Quality Light Brahma Bantam, And Im trying to get some hens for him, He won in a show, but that was about 3 years ago
    so i am trying very hard as his days may be numbered because he is getting old.
     
  7. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    You can always try to AI the roo if he's getting up there in age. And on the pullet, give her more time. It's a heavy breed, they have a lot of body mass to grow into before they start producing eggs. I'm happier if the females mature more before they start to lay.

    I don't know WHY there aren't more Brahma bantam lovers out there. This is a great breed, especially for kids because of their gentleness and ease of handling. I got into them originally for my daughter to have a Featherlegged breed to show. But dang, they are addicting and now I have my own line of bantam brahmas in all three varieties. Black isn't one of them, LOL. But I would love to see pics of the black variety.

    Edited because I forgot how to spell... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  8. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep trying to get bantam Brahmas here, just because I love the look of them, but they never last long. They always seem to have an attitude, are flightly and hardly lay. I end up selling them and replacing them with Cochins or OEGBs. I have given up trying to find a nice one.
     
  9. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Quote:That is so unlike any brahma bantam I've had here over the years. Not a one has been flighty, mean, or bad layers. My hatch rates will attest to that and I don't even trim the males for breeding. Are you buying production quality birds from a hatchery? I really hate to knock hatcheries, but really, their birds aren't chosen for temperament, etc. And that has a lot to do with the quality of adults you'll end up with.
     
  10. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    i am hope for mine to lay in the spring , we are going in to winter here.
     

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