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Has any one ever heard of Braggs Mountain Buff

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wolfie, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. wolfie

    wolfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw an add on craigslist about them and then checked feathersite but I did find any info or pics on them.

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/grd/1075281267.html

    I can't figure out how to put the link up but you got to mix a lot of different breeds just to get them.
    Never mind got it kind of feel fumb it so easy:D
     
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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    You are not dumb, you just asked a perfectly reasonable question!
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've seen the ads for the Braggs Mountain Buffs in the Backyard Poultry magazine.
     
  4. verlaj

    verlaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was an article about them in an early Backyard Poultry Magazine. I don't have the article any more, but maybe you can get a back issue.
     
  5. wolfie

    wolfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you now where I can get a back issue or maybe see some pics?
     
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    tcbfan5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. tjatte

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    Hi,

    We have 25 Braggs Mountain poultry. We wanted primarily hens but received only 13 hens and 11 roosters. The roosters fight quite frequently as do the hens amongst themselves. They are pastured chickens and additionally raised on our organic veggies and fruit. We've had chickens for 27 years and never seen such a bunch of fighters. We received the 25 in May 2012 after waiting 2 years for them, sending in $135 2 years ago. The roosters are about 6 lbs now and some of the hens 4 1/2 lbs. Some of the roosters have quite large chests, much like a turkey. Their weight is such that when they run, they are tippy and very clumsy.

    In the past, we have raised Barred Rocks, Aracauna, Astralthorpes, and silver and gold lace chickens mainly. These birds were gentle, talked soothingly to one another, and got along well--unlike the Braggs Mountain poultry.

    Currently we have segregated the Braggs Mountain flock from our other flock. Both are pastured in different places. The other flock has 2 roosters which manage the hens nicely, calling them back when they stray too far or when they sense danger--and the hens obey. This does not happen with the Braggs Mountain poultry.

    Currently the Braggs Mountain hens are not laying yet. The hens are 5 mos old. The flock is healthy but voracious eaters compared to our other flock.

    Tjatte
     
  8. qball53

    qball53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, we also have soome of these birds and it seems it took us as long to get them as you. If you want I placed a link of another thread here speaking recently on these birds. We have a couple pictures posted in that thread.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/659429/braggs-mountain-buffs
     
  9. tjatte

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    We now have had Braggs Mountain Buffs since the beginning of May 2012. I would not buy these again. We received 14 roosters and 11 hens instead of mainly egg layers. To date we get 1-2 eggs / day from these hens. They get organic egg layer food plus are pastured. The roosters and hens are voracious eaters. The roosters will not let the hens eat until they have had their fill with the organic food. Yesterday one of the roosters attacked a hen and killed her. We did not know until we went to collect eggs and found the dead hen bloodied and flattened. The roosters are fighting among themselves and with the hens. The hens also fight with other hens. They are in a very large area so are not space cramped. We also had problems with the growth plate on 2 of the roosters. One end of the growth plate closed while the other remained open. The result of this was 2 crippled roosters that the other roosters picked on all the time.

    Our other hens (Barred Rock and Amercauna) are in a separate pastured area and are tremendous layers. We cannot combine the Buffs with these hens or the Buffs will kill them. The Buffs are very large compared to the Barred Rocks and Amercaunas.

    We had to wait 2 years for the Buffs while the guy kept the $135 for the 25 chicks. Then he sent them such that they missed their flight and were stuck 12 hours inbetween. I would not buy from this company again. Based on our experience, the Buffs were a very bad investment of our time and money. We will not buy them again. If the hens do not lay better than this by May 2013, we will get rid of them given their low ROI.
     

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