Could I get a critique of my light brahmas please?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Goldenseal, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Goldenseal

    Goldenseal In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2010
    Central MN
    I was wondering if some of you could give me a critique of my brahma pullets.
    good and bad points, flaws etc.

    These girls are 4 mo old, hatched in June 2010, im amazed at how HUGE
    they are! LOL I knew they were a large bird, but these are larger than
    I thought they would be. I really enjoy them, cant wait till they start laying.

    These are my group of gold laced bantam cochins, ive always had a soft spot for cochins.

    and my beloved mille fluer hen, she is 2 yrs old

    and just for fun, my giant rooster, he is a cornish X that escaped on butcher day, so he is hanging
    out in the coop.
  2. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    I dont know much about brahmas but I do know one of the good things: theres no black markings on her back
  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Your D'uccle is really cute! Is she hatchery stock or breeder lined?
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    How heavy are they? How are their combs looking?

    So far I actually really like them. If you got them from hatchery stock - Kudos and congrats on such birds! They're still young though and Brahmas take a while to mature, so I don't have much to judge yet. So far they look quite proper, even their heads, but I'd love to know their weight.
  5. standardbanty

    standardbanty Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Critique to the SOP? If so, These are hatchery birds. Lacking a lot of important traits. Size, width, color, type. One good thing is that they have somewhat ok coloring.

    My thoughts.
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    WOW. D'uccle = LOVE! [​IMG] I really want one of those.... *slaps self in the face* "NO NICK, NO!"
  7. Goldenseal

    Goldenseal In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2010
    Central MN
    Quote:Please be more specific, how big should they be at this age? 4 mo?

    Where is their coloring off? how should it be?

    and where is their type off? I dont think they are a rounded over their back to tail as they could be, not sure
    if they will fill out more as they mature.

    someone asked about their comb, here is a close up of one of the pullets comb

    Id like more specifics since I cant learn if people speak in generalities.

    as for the duucle, I purchased 6 chicks, 3 pullets and 3 cockerels several years ago, last year
    I made my determination of which pair I would keep, I kept this hen and one roo and gave away
    the others. Then this spring coyotes killed my entire flock in one night [​IMG] this hen survived because
    she could fly and got up in to the rafters. So now I have this wonderful little hen and no roo to
    go with her. [​IMG]

    Then I purchased the 4 brahma girls and liked them so well, I purchased 5 more pullets and 2 cockerels.
    they are the replacement flock for what I lost.
  8. Goldenseal

    Goldenseal In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2010
    Central MN
    ..any other ideas on quality? weight?

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