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What color is this Brahma?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sjisty, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    This is Meanie, and she really earns her name. She likes to bite toes, fingers, anything she can reach. She is not a timid girl. She is a LF Brahma, although much smaller than most of my flock. We are very glad she doesn't have teeth!

    Anyway, last year I bought a bunch of different colors of Brahma eggs - buff-laced, gold-laced, and red-laced blue (or blue-laced red, I can never remember). I am not sure what bunch Meanie came out of. She doesn't seem to fit into any of these categories. Does anyone have this color and can tell me what she is, or is she a sport?

    Thanks for any help!




  2. buckabucka

    buckabucka Crowing

    Jan 13, 2010
    Fairfield, Maine
    My Coop
    She's pretty! My hatchery light brahma has a lot of black on her like that, so maybe it is a buff brahma? I really don't know, but I would love to have buff laced brahmas! [​IMG]
  3. mama24

    mama24 Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    She looks like mixed colors, though I don't know enough to say which. Probably buff x dark. I never heard of any kind of laced Brahma, only dark, light, and buff.
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    She looks like she is a from a gold-laced or maybe blue laced reds, because she has blue. Those are currently "project colors" for most brahma breeders, where the parent stock well laced?
    I have a SLW/light sussex hen that has almost the same pattern, but in black and white.
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    reminds me of a lacing and partridge pattern so maybe a mix of those colors working towards a new color verity
  6. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I think she is probably from the blue-laced red eggs, because she doesn't look anything like my gold-laced hen. I'm not sure what the parents looked like because I got the eggs through the mail from another BYC'er last year. Whatever she is, she's a beauty. She has just started laying, so I'll probably try pairing her with my partridge roo and hatch a few of her eggs. Heaven forbid she goes broody - she'd kill anyone who came within 5 feet!
  7. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    It doesn't matter which stock she came from - the blue laced red or the gold laced - she's very poor quality. The background color on the gold laced should be a rich red-gold and the background on the blue laced red should be even darker. If the "lacing" has more of a blue tint to it, I'd say she's out of the BLR stock.

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