Let's see those Brahmas!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wjallen05, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard and read wonderful things about Brahmas. I plan on placing an order with Ideal just as soon as they have some available.
    I am having a hell of a time deciding on a color (light or dark). I am ruling out Buff because I will be raising Buff Orpingtons and Buff Silkies.

    I am also not sure if I should get standards or bantams or both.

    I'd love to see pictures and stories... thanks!
     
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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Brahmas are wonderful layers, and beautiful birds. The roos are very large, and you will hear conflicting stories of whether they're naughty or nice... it all depends on your flock conditions, I reckon!
    We only have light brahmas, standards...
    This was Charlotte, my chatterbox hen.
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    This was Dominic I as a youngster...
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  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Now see, I do love the buff Brahmas and have an order in for March to get about 20. [​IMG]
    I have buff Orpingtons and 2 buff Silkies but considering I have a lot of other dark colors of various other breeds then I am going back with another buff color. It is just a nice pretty color to mix in with the flocks. They look so good beside the Jersey Giants and barred Rocks as well as partridge Rocks.
    I really do not care for the light or dark Brahmas.
    Sorry, I can't tell you much about the breed as I have only one mix here right now and she is a nice bird.[​IMG]
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two Dark Brahma pullets, I really like them. They do stand out among all the other breeds. They're really big, nearly as big as the Jersey Giants and even taller. Very fluffy and mellow and so pretty!

    They haven't started laying yet though, they're 8 months old, but it's about *0-F out and I don't use supplimental light in the winter.

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  5. NEK38583

    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised try to raised them twice, and both times they would lay for a while and then they would starting eating their eggs. I never had trouble with any of my other breeds that I have raised. It may just be the blood line mines came from. As for the birds their selfs they were big pets very calm and very pretty. I sold out of them because of the egg things, but I loved their personalty and apperance.
     
  6. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    I say go with bantams...they take up less space so you get to have more of them! [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here's my Buff Brahma, Caroline, almost 2 yrs old. You can see the Lt. Brahmas fluffy rear, but I cant find a recent picture of her. Caroline has very little foot feathering, though Miranda has an okay amount. They are Ideal birds.
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  8. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    the eggs of the bantam are quite small but the standards are med. to large. They both are really pretty. I have two that are now laying for two weeks. They chatter a bit but are mostly calm. They sure are pretty and fluffy. Jean
     
  9. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing pics! I LOVE the dark Brahma pullets, they are beautiful. I think I might get a trio of standard dark Brahmas (2 hens, 1 roo) (I saw a pic of a Brahma roo and holy COW was he HUGE!!!) and a trio of light Brahma bantams. [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If you're ordering from Ideal, I'd go with the darks. Most of my darks are very nice (for hatchery stock). My lights are not as close to the standard, but they're great layers and were the first of my Ideal chicks to mature and lay.
    Is there anyone on BYC that I haven't shown a pic of Thor yet??? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Okay, get ready for brahma overload:

    A couple of darks @ 5 weeks old

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    A buff, I think she was about 8 weeks old

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    Thor @ 7 months old

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    Some of my gang @ 6 months old

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    Thor @ 8 months old

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    Zeus @ 8 months old. He's a very nice roo to look at, but his comb & wattles are all wrong for the breed. His comb is sort of a cross between a single and a pea comb.

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