Critique my Buff Brahma Bantam?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blaundee, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Colour is all over the place. Surface colour should be even. The darker colour on this bird should be the overall surface colour. Doesn't have Brahma body type. Head, when viewed fro the side is too narrow. I assume this is a hatchery bird & is about what you'd expect.
     
  3. punky rooster

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  4. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG] Yes, this is a hatchery bird, thrown into my order of layers as an extra lol


    Now I have some questions- You said the darker color should be the overall color- what about the buff brahmas I've seen posted on here that have lighter body color and darker gold hackles? I do not want to point out anyone's birds, just trying to learn, but for instance- there was an egg auction for Buffs, and they were colored like I described.

    Should the body be one solid color, and the hackles/etc be the same shade as the body? The only "other" color being the black markings?
     
  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    this is a good buff bramha female:
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    NOT MY BIRD
     
  6. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a GORGEOUS bird!!!!!!
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Really? Wow bantams are different - Because in LF, she'd be knocked down for her squat and sharply angled legs and lack of crown over the eyes. To me, she looks more like a Cochin.

    But, I'm no bantam person. [​IMG]
     
  8. poltroon

    poltroon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The darker color on the hackles and saddle is appropriate for the male pattern, but the female pattern should be one single shade of buff and then the black columbian on the hackles, tail, and wing.

    This is the correct pattern for a male:
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    This is one place where the pictures in the Standard of Perfection are deceiving.
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:The Buff Brahma and the Light Brahma are identical in pattern, it is just that the White is replaced with Buff in the Buff Brahma.
    So if you read the Standard for the Columbian pattern you will see that your above statement is half right.

    This description is for Cocks and Hens.

    Neck: Hackles -- web of feathers, lustrous, greenish black with a narrow lacing of Buff; greater portion of shaft black.

    Tail: Main Tail -- black, except two top feathers, which are slightly laced in Buff.

    Converts -- black, with narrow lacing of Buff.

    Wing: Primaries -- black with Buff edging on lower webs.

    Male --
    Legs and Toes: Shank feathers Buff and Black; outer toe feathering, Buff and Black, where Black, laced with Buff; shank an toe Yellow.

    Female --
    Shank feathers, Buff; outer toe feathers, Buff and Black, laced with Buff; shank and toes Yellow.

    Chris
     
  10. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The darker color on the hackles and saddle is appropriate for the male pattern, but the female pattern should be one single shade of buff and then the black columbian on the hackles, tail, and wing.

    This is the correct pattern for a male:
    http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa132/farmpix/chickens/IMG_2956.jpg

    This is one place where the pictures in the Standard of Perfection are deceiving.

    I like that reddish shade on the cockerels... [​IMG]
     

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