Light/ Dark brahmas or Delawares?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tazzy, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. tazzy

    tazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have buff orps at the moment, and want to add to our flock this spring. Debating between light brahmas and delawares. Any suggestions? We were set on Delawares until I read that light brahmas are great with kids. The dark brahmas are so pretty, too. Are they equally friendly and good with kids?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have dark, light and buff brahmas. The lights and buffs are very tolerant of being carried around by our 2 year old grandson. They just snuggle in and enjoy the ride. I have two darks that also enjoy it, but four of them would prefer to not to be held. Just individual differences I guess.
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Absolutely love the Brahmas. Can't get enough of them! lol
     
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have Buff Brahmas large fowl & bantams! They are great with my kids, grandkids & other visiting kids.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    My Brahmas do well around the grandsons....
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    ALot will depend on where you get your birds, IMO. I have one Lt. Brahma and one Buff Brahma from Ideal and although they are sweet girls, they aren't as friendly as their rep would seem to indicate. I have had hatchery Delawares and they were HORRIBLE. Now I have breeder Delawares and they have been awesome. Both are good breeds, but the strain they come from will often determine the temperament.
     
  7. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Our flock of light brahmas is very tame and like being handled. I really think the key to a tame flock is to handle them alot when young and then continue when they are adults....creates a very tame flock.

    Helps to talk to them too! [​IMG]

    bigzio
     
  8. tazzy

    tazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, we settled on light brahmas over the delawares and we're very excited! we ordered 15 pullets and 2 roos to be delivered on March 30!
     
  9. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on your great choice....May I ask where you ordered them from?

    ~ bigzio
     
  10. B.CochinCrazy

    B.CochinCrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sure you will be happy with you choice! I [​IMG] my Brahmas & they are great with my kids or visiting ones!
     

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