LF brahma weights - opinions please!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gritsar, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My brahmas are now 7 months old. To my eye they seem to be slowing down on their rapid growth, so we weighed them today.
    My hens all weighed in the 6 to 8 lb. range, one roo was 10 lbs., the other is closer to 12 lbs.
    Does this sound about right for 7 month old LF brahma?

    *Even Lil'Bit tipped the scales at exactly 6 lbs. I'm so proud of her! [​IMG]
     
  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Large fowl Brahmas are slow growing birds. That sounds VERY close to right though!

    Pictures!!!!
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    My Lilly at death yesterday was a tad over 8 lbs and she was 8.5 months old.

    so that sounds about right. she was my only one so I cannot compare her to any others.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Oh! I couldn't possibly bore you with more pics of my brahmas.....well, if you insist! [​IMG]
    These pics were taken the day they turned six months old.


    My alpha roo Zeus - I was really disappointed that his comb and wattles weren't to the standard, but he's still handsome. By the way his chest is white white, he was just dirty in this pic.
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    Some of the girls
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    Maggie
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    Lil'Bit - she's my partially blind hen and my favorite
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    My Thor
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    Ummm, Thor again! I think I have a roo fetish. I have twice as many pics of my roos as I do my hens.
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    Thanks for your opinions Mikarod and Cetawin.
    Cetawin, I'd be very happy to send your little girl some free brahma eggs in the spring. They'd be mixed colors, but they'd be all brahma.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I need to get some dark brahmas the hens markings are beautiful and I never new that they were !
     
  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Oh my beautiful brahmas.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks for the compliments hcammack and halo. I'll be sure to pass them along to the gang.
    I know they are slow growing, but I'm anxious to see my roos all grown up and in their glory. [​IMG]
     
  8. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Such Pretty birds! [​IMG] Of course, I'm partial... [​IMG]
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:OMG Girl! Where you been hiding?
    Yeah, Thor said to ask Rudy if he's ready for a beauty contest....or is that a handsome contest?
    Actually Thor is in the dog house with me right now. I just caught him on a nest and it wasn't an egg he deposited. [​IMG]
     

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