Thanks to brahmapapa (Tom), I now have 9 beautiful Brahma chicks. He has a Blue Partridge rooster over Patridge hens, giving either variety, and a pen of Darks. I've wanted more Brahmas for quite awhile now. I have had Lights and a Buff from a hatchery and I still have my Buff Brahma, Caroline, who is going on 10 years old now. Because of their personality (friendly, but not needy) and their tolerance for both heat and cold, as well as their beauty, we now have a new group growing out, just 2 weeks old yesterday. I have not much idea how many are actually blue partridge as opposed to straight partridge (there are only two Darks) or exactly how many cockerels and pullets are in the group. Any input here is greatly appreciated as I am learning about these color varieties, never having had either. Closest to this pattern we ever had was a Silver Phoenix hen a few years ago. And if there are feathering differences the first two weeks that will give a sneak peek into the sexes, i.e., longer early flight feathers on my Orps were almost always males, let me know! @Sjisty , @anac1979 and other Brahma aficiandos! I have a thread devoted to my Barred Plymouth Rock breeding groups, but decided Brahmas were so completely different, they deserved their own thread. Hope you enjoy the photos. All Brahma experts are welcome to give input on these birds. I hope to keep one cockerel and maybe three pullets in the partridge variety and unless both Darks are male, will keep both of those. Tom says to look for very wide heads to pick keepers but I probably won't cull heavily right now due to the small number I have to pick from. I do have limited room, though, so hope to get a Blue Partridge male to put over the pullets. And I will have to keep the Darks in with the others until and unless I need them separated. I realize you can breed the two varieties together, though one is silver and one is gold, which gives something visually one thing but carrying the other.