Lt. Brahma - Quality?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tx_dane_mom, May 18, 2008.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Wondering if any of you can give me input on the quality of my Lt. Brahma girl? Here are pix of here from all sides. She came from SQ eggs.
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    I am wanting to know if the speckiling of black throughout her is bad...like are they supposed to be solid white except for head & tail?
    Thanks so much!
    Kristi
     
  2. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I could help. I only have light brahma babies. I am sure tuffoldhen will help when shes online.
    Very pretty Hen you have there.
     
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Thank you [​IMG] She is proving to be 'namable' [​IMG] Most of my birds around here don't get names...the only one that has had one for a long while has been Caroline my AraucanaX broody, and now this is Sweetheart [​IMG]
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'm not a expert on Show Quality but that is a nice looking Light Brahma in my opinion...
     
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I'm not an expert either but it's really hard to find "clean white backs" on light brahma's.
     
  6. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    SO then I should definately keep her as a breeder? I am trying to get down to a certain number of breeds & she is my only LB, but I LOVE her and loved the other 2 I had while they were alive. And I enjoy my barred rocks & blue rocks, but these guys have the BEST personality.
    I also have 3 Crele Penny chicks & 4 Silver Marans chicks in the brooder & I am trying to narrow it down to 3 MAX 4 breeds + my rouens of course, and that's FIVE breeds....Only have 3 pens (was 2 but thanks to ME I made it 3 yesterday.)Decisions....decisions...
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I would say she is a keeper for sure...I'd want her in my flock of birds.....any chicken can throw a bad looking bird if you don't know where your line of the breed has come from.. I don't show or even say that I would have SQ...I just have a nice flock of backyard birds.....
     
  8. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's very pretty. She has a bit of black ticking along her back not sure though how that stacks up as far as show quailty but do know the whiter the back the higher the quailty. Also white foot feathering is desired though black in foot feathering I think is taken as acceptable. Other than that I know little about other aspects they grade on. They grade on head shape, overall body confirmation. I would keep her. My own light brahma hen has too much black ticking in her back to be considered show quailty. My Buff brahma Sammy Sue has a black free back but, her tail is long almost has that lobster tail look of the longtail breeds.
     
  9. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Thanks for your opinions guys [​IMG] I appreciate it!
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    She's beautiful. Wish you lived in NE Texas instead of SE. I'd give you a very handsome light roo to mate her with. [​IMG]
     

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