what else comes in "buff" brahma color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amazondoc, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Well, I went to the Tennessee Valley Fair today. It has a biiiiiiiiiiiig poultry show. I am now, at least temporarily, in love with the "buff" brahma color/pattern. I say "buff" with quotation marks, since it looks like a combination of buff and columbian color, not solid buff like orps.


    I don't need any more feather-footed birds, and I don't really want anything as large as a LF brahma. The bantams were awful cute, but then you get back to the feathered feet. So -- what other breeds in the US are available in that same pattern? Inquiring minds want to know! [​IMG]
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    [​IMG] I don't know of any breeds, though I'm no expert. Maybe you could cross a buff rock with a columbian... [​IMG] I dunno. I do know that every cross I did with my light brahma created feathered feet, so that's out... [​IMG]
  3. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    don't new hampshire hens come in that pattern?kinda buff body with the colored feathers around the neck, and no feathered feet. i have a hen that is colored this way and i was told that was the breed.
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    buff columbian wyandotte
    buff columbian sussex

    there is also a Buff columbian Cochin but you don't want feather feet!
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    The pattern is buff columbian, and there are several breeds with this pattern.

    brahmas (feather legged)
    cochins (feather legged)
    d'uccles (feather legged)
    wyandottes (clean legged)
    oegb (clean legged)
    and possibly a few others, these are just the ones I know of offhand

    New hampshires are not buff columbian.

    Why do you not like feathered feet?
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm with amazondoc on the feathered feet. They are messy and then there seem to be more ingrown feathers and raised scales from the feathers poking out. I also like clean legs although I do have a Lt Brahma and a Buff Brahma and one banty Cochin, plus a cross between my Blue Orp roo and my Buff Brahma hen who has feathered legs. I'd love a Buff Columbian Wyandotte myself.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
  7. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    I went yesterday and going back 2moro after judging to buy some of the show birds!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] I like that color too, especially buff Sussexes but those can be pretty hard to find; also buff Columbian Plymouth Rocks I've only seen those in bantams though:/ I like the feather feet but they are difficult to keep clean, i liked the showgirl chickens at the fair! they were the freakiest thing i've ever seen!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]image from wikipedia
  8. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    which breed is the pic of? looks like mine,but mine might be slightly darker. guess someone told me wrong on her background.
    well, i looked on the feathersite.some of the new hamshire hens do look like that(there is a colored pattern on the neck). anyway they don't have feathered feet, so you might take a peek at that breed. mine are easy going, lay lots of eggs.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
  9. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Thanks for the info, guys!

    Julie, as to the feathered feet -- I have no good rational reason. I just think it often looks icky -- especially on birds with long legs. I don't mind it nearly as much on the cochins, which are basically a big ball of feathers anyway.

    I'm going to look around for buff Columbian Sussex and Rocks. I bet buff Columbian bantam cochins would be pretty, but I've already (still) got enough bantam cochins. Thanks again!
  10. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    LOL, you guys. I try so hard to get better foot feathering on my BBBs I can't even imagine not wanting them to have it [​IMG]

    BTW, I think the Buff Columbian Rocks are gorgeous, but watch out, they are extremely hard to find. I ordered some hatching eggs once from a breeder (who is a well known poultry judge), and guess what I got? Buff Brahma Bantams [​IMG]. Eh, I got used to the feathered feet [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008

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