Light Brahma Rooster.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Standard Hen, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    I just received a youngish one, not sure of the age but still can't get the crow down right so young. He seems so nice and I have only had him not even a week. He fit right in like he had been here forever. Since I have never owned any Brahmas I was wondering what all my BYC friends can tell me about them. If all goes well he is going to be my stud muffin if any of my girls will go broody in the spring.
     
  2. Hi! I've never had any Light Brahma hens, just a couple of LB roos [​IMG]
    This guy just towers above everyone else in the 'rooster pen'.

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    Both of the LB roos I've had have been really mellow.

    Good luck with your new boy!

    Lisa
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I got an sexing mistake from Ideal and I loved that boy; unfortunately, I wasn't planning to breed Brahmas so I sold him, but he was the calmest, sweetest young cockerel I think I'd ever seen. I missed him for a long time after he was gone. I think you'll like your boy.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have a small flock of Standard Light Brahmas...my rooster is one of the nicest roosters I have ever come across....he will fight tho with my Blue Orp roo if I do not keep them separated, its just he wants all the gals...lol but he has never shown any aggression to me and he is good with his girls....I won't part with mine , he will be here always, he is that good...
     
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  5. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Oh boy I am so excited everyone!!! I so want a nice rooster and I think he is going to be the man. Dipsy he looks just like yours and others I have seen in pictures except he has clean legs, no feathering. The woman I got him from said she has seen them both ways, both clean and feathered? True? False? He looks exactly like the pictures except for the legs.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've never seen them without the leg feathers....
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hmm, Light Sussex have a similar look, but no leg feathers, however they are single combed. Columbian Wyandottes also have that look, cleanlegged, but with rose comb rather than a pea comb like a Brahma should have. What type of comb does he have? A Brahma has leg feathers-it's a breed characteristic. Even if there arent many, like in a poor example of the breed, there will be some at least.
     
  8. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    OK,,,I just looked up both Columbian Wyandotte and Light Brahma. I always have a hard time telling the pea comb from a rose comb but I think this bird is actually a Columbian Wyandotte. I think it is a big fat rose comb. I could not find any good pictures of the two combs on the web. The woman I got him from said the guy dropped them off in a crate and told her they were Cochin roosters....lol So when she opened it to her they looked like Brahmas (certainly not Cochins) and when I asked her about the leg feathers she said she has seen them both ways. I will tell her what I found out thanks to BYC. He looks like Dipsy's except no leg feathers and his comb is lying flatter but he is not yet mature either. Cynthia wins the breed prize of the day I believe!
    Sooooooo, how are CW's for roosters. Are they nice. Oh please, I so want a nice rooster, he is like a tank!
     
  9. Hi!
    If he is a Wyandotte, then you're in luck! They are *supposed* to be pretty mellow, too (I've never had a Wyandotte roo, only a couple of hens).

    Lisa
     
  10. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Well I am certainly no breed expert as you can tell but the Light Brahma Roo and the Columbian Wyandotte Roo look very much alike. He does not have one feather on his legs, they are as clean as can be and I have been looking for good pictures on the web to see the combs of the two since Cynthia suggested he might be a CW.
    As of right now he does seem pretty mellow and I sure hope he stays that way. Thanks for all your help!
     

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