I thought I was a brahma, whose my mamma?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cat, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. cat

    cat Songster

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    I got this little chick that was supposed to be a brahma. Now I have spoken with Gritstar and she tells me there is no such thing as a black brahma so we are unsure of just what she is (except lovely)
    here are a bunch of pictures... any guesses?

    this is me as a chick

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    now I am 6 months old, but I am not laying yet.

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  2. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Songster

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    idk. maybe she is a brama but really idk
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Cat, every time I look at the pics she does look exactly like my dark brahma hens. I just can't quite figure out that coloring.
    Going to look for a pic of my dark hens for you to see. If I can't find one, I'll go take one straight away.
    Thanks for your lovely PMs. Now if I could just figure out a way to get to Ireland. [​IMG]
     
  4. rizq

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    The standard of perfection recognizes only light, buff, and dark brahma. They can, however, be found in other colors. I believe other countries standards recognize other colors. I have seen black, blue partridge, blue, gold, and partridge in addition to the three columbian varieties recognized here. It could be a Brahma, but black is not a color recognized here.

    You can see a blue brahma rooster at this site http://www.freewebs.com/professorchickensbreeds/brahma.htm. I think it is okay to post this, right? I don't think they are competitors of BYC as far as I can see. It is not a US site, but I'm not sure what country this is in.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    What rizq said is kinda what I'm leaning towards. When we first discussed it I was unaware that you weren't in the US.
    At any rate, I took some pics. The first pic was taken about a week ago and shows my dark brahma roo with two dark hens. The other pics I took just now. You can see some of each. The buff hen on the right side of the pic has some dark ancenstry, near as we can tell.

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    With your pretty hen I'm gonna have to go with BLACK brahma. I stand corrected. [​IMG]
     
  6. rizq

    rizq Songster

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    I have to get some of those dark and buff brahmas! They are gorgeous! Will have to order more chicks in the spring lol. I guess we will have room since it looks like 24 of our 26 light brahmas are roos [​IMG]
     
  7. cat

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    thank you all so much.

    Gritsar your chickens are lovely.

    Rizq, 24 roos, that is certainly more than your fair share!
     
  8. kentuckysilkies

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    She appears to have a single comb, so I would say she is a Black Cochin.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Kentucky I'm going to take the liberty of answering for cat here since her hours are different from ours here in the states.
    I thought black cochin too, until she told me the farmer she got her from doesn't have any cochins. [​IMG]
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    There are black brahmas and she would have a pea comb if she is pure.
     

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