Would like to learn anything about brahmas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gritsar, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I make it a habit to check this category regularly for anything about brahmas. I plan to raise a few in the spring. When I look at just the titles I don't see alot, but then when I read the replies I see many do have brahmas. Anything you'd like to share about this breed? I think they're adorable and have heard good things about their personalities and temperment.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got my first brahma eggs in the incubator right now. From what everyone says they're very sweet and calm birds, so I'm looking forward to having some. The one thing that worries me is their size and whether they'll eat me out of house and home!!
     
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glendale, AZ
    I have 4 light brahmas ( none are old enough to lay eggs yet ) but as far as temperment - they are very calm girls I never see them pecking at anyone else, they are a very heavy bodied bird so they are not flighty, mine were kinda shy as little babies but as soon as they started getting bigger they are right at my feet when I bring the oatmeal every morning !!
    I love the patterns of black mine are getting in thier feathers some have more than others one girl has hardly any at all so it was pretty cool watching them grow from little fuzzybutts into the feathers.
    I dont find the feathering on thier feet to be a problem with staying clean or anything- mine like to play in mud puddles made by the ducks but thier feet feathers stay pretty nice other than that.
    hope this helps I probely said stuff that everyone else has already said though LOL

    Julie
     
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have buff Brahmas
    I love the buff with the black coloring!
    They are very sweet, calm & like people
    (they want your attention) [​IMG]

    the minute I step out the door they come running to me!

    The Brahma's are really my daughters

    (((I didn't want to get them because they are so big I thought they would eat to much but, from what I could see they eat about the same and they are good foragers)))
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I also raise Light Brahmas...mine are standards...very nice well built birds...lay really well in winter....in fact I'm hoping to add Buff Brahmas in the Spring with some hatching eggs....You will really like them and the roosters are nice and calm....
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have a Lt Brahma and a Buff Brahma, both very good layers. They are sweet girls, but not that friendly. They do not like to be picked up and I've tried and tried to make them more cuddly like my other girls. I did have a sexing mistake, a Lt. Brahma cockerel, who was actually tamer and calmer than either of the girls, but I sold him before he reached maturity since I hadn't planned on a Brahma rooster. They came from Ideal and I don't think their slight skittishness is typical of Brahmas in general. So, there are individual differences in temperament, but they are very pretty girls-I always get comments on them from visitors.
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I have a light bantam brahma. She's very pretty, but aloof. She doesn't like to be messed with other than to get a bite to eat. Even as a chick she was rather wild. I bought her from a farm and ranch store that has their chicks supplied by Ideal.

    I'd actually like to have some standard brahmas once I get my pens and coops established.
     
  8. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 standard Dark Brahmas that are a year old. They are some of the sweetest, calmest hens I have. They lay well in the heat and cold. The only time they don't lay is while they are molting like all chickens. They also lay nice size eggs. I also have 10 Brahmas chicks about 3 months, both light and dark with 1 black hen. They all come running when I go out the back door. My Brahmas are also the quietest of all my birds. I have never heard them make much noise at all. They are also very gentle when eating out of my hand. They are never in a hurry about anything.

    Here's a picture of my Brahmas with my Cochins

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    (There are 4 in the picture,but the one on the left died a few months ago)
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Those are gorgeous, healthy-looking girls, featherfooted! Just lovely.
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Hmmm...I may have to add Dark Brahmas to the list too!...Those are really pretty hens.....
     

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