The owner of the farm store where we bought all our chicks told us brahmas were poor layers. We didn't care, as we bought ours as a pet. He said I'd be lucky to get 3 eggs a week. Boy was he wrong! My dark brahma laid her first egg on the 8th and has laid everyday since! That is a great start! They are a nice dark brown color and they are pretty big eggs too! I've gotten 5 eggs in a row so far from her.