Brahmas

History of the Brahma

All Chicks Sold As Straight Run
Brahmas are an asiatic breed of fowl that originated in the Brahmaputra district of India where they were also known as 'Gray Chittagongs'. They are thought to be a cross between the Malay

Photo of Light Brahma Cock and the Cochin. After they were first imported from Shanghai, China in September 1846 to America, they were commonly known as 'Brahma Pootras'. Later, the name was shortened to just 'Brahma'.

In 1853, they made their way to England where Queen Victoria was presented with a quill pen made from a Brahma feather. This act caused Brahmas to gain much notoriety. At that time, Brahmas were known for their excellent laying characteristics, however, subsequent breeding to develop the modern color patterns have diminished its economic qualities.

The Light and Dark Brahmas were first admitted to the standard in 1874. Like the Cochin, which is alleged to be the genetic ancestor of the Brahma, they have feathered feet and a massive appearance - well feathered and well proportioned.

The male and female have noticeably different appearances. The Dark Brahma being more different than the Light Brahma. In the males of both breeds, the saddle feathers are striped with black protruding tail feathers. The females do not have striped saddle feathers. In addition to other differences, the Dark Brahma male has a black breast, whereas the female has a silvery penciled coloration. All Brahmas have a light colored head. In 1924, Buff Brahmas were also admitted to the standard. These are virtually identical to the Light Brahma with the exception of a buff coloration instead of white.

The three varieties of Brahmas differ somewhat in weight and plumage patterns. Brahmas lay brown eggs and are very gentle.

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Buff Brahmas -  $6.00 Each Straight Run 
Buff Brahma chicks have black backs, gold heads and light-yellow wing tips and chest. They have pea combs and feathered feet and legs. Adults have a buff columbian plumage pattern and fully feathered shanks and toes. Their head is golden buff and hackle feathers are black laced with golden buff. The front of their neck, breast, body and back is white. The main tail is black with the coverts being laced with golden buff. They are considered a dual-purpose bird that lays brown eggs, but they are mainly kept for their unique appearance.

Buff Laced Brahmas - $12.00 Each Straight Run 
Created by Dan Powell (One Earth Farm), the Buff Laced Brahma is absolutely stunning. There is no other heavy breed fowl that boasts the buff laced color pattern. Even though they are slightly smaller than other brahma varieties, they still have feathered shanks and toes as well as small pea combs. These features make these birds perfect for hot or cold climates. The Buff Laced Brahma hen is a good egg layer,laying  approximately 150, medium to large brown eggs per year. Hens do tend to go broody and make good mothers with little supervision. Brahma rooster are not loud when they crow, making them easy to live with. Our Buff Laced Brahmas were purchased from Dan Powell lines.

Dark Brahmas$6.00 Each Straight Run 
Dark Brahmas have brown backs and heads with light gray wing tips and chest. They have pea combs and feathered feet and legs. Adult males have a silvery white head and hackles that are greenish black laced with white. Their tail is black, sickles greenish black and coverts greenish black with white lacing. The feathers on their legs, feet, body, wing bows and breast are black. Adult females have a silvery gray head. Their body, breast, back, shank and toe feathers are steel gray with black penciling, and the hackle feathers are black with white lacing. They are considered a dual-purpose bird that lays brown eggs, but they are mainly kept for their unique appearance.

Light Brahmas $5.00 Each Straight Run 
Light Brahma chicks have gray backs with yellow heads, wing tips and chests. They have pea combs and feathered legs and toes. Adult Light Brahmas have a columbian plumage pattern and fully feathered shanks and toes. The head is silvery white, and the hackle feathers are greenish black laced with silvery white. The front of the neck, breast, body and back is white. The main tail is black, and coverts are laced with silvery white. They are considered a dual-purpose bird that lays brown eggs, but they are mainly kept for their unique appearance.

Gold Laced Brahmas$8.00 Each Straight Run
These feather-footed gentle giants make perfect additions to an already existing flock or starting a new flock. Gold Laced Brahma hens lay approximately 150 brown medium to large size eggs per year and do make good mothers. The roosters are very docile and don't mind sharing their coop with other roosters.

Lavender, Splash & Blue - $8.00 Each Straight Run  
Blue, Lavender and Splash Brahmas gives you a variety of colors to enjoy. No need in worrying about building additional coops so you can have multiple colors, BBS Brahmas can live and reproduce together while keeping them pure to their original colors.

Partridge Brahmas - $10.00 Each Straight Run Very few breeds have surpassed the beauty of Brahmas and the Partridge Brahma is no exception. These large and stately birds fit the description perfectly as a dual-purpose breed. Weighing 8-10 lbs fully grown and laying approximately 150 eggs per year, their beauty is a added bonus. The Partridge Brahma roos beautiful re color with an accent of black on their chest and tail. The hens have a beautiful "penciled "pattern that you are sure to love.

Sliver Laced Brahmas$10.00 Each Straight Run These feather-footed gentle giants make perfect additions to an already existing flock or starting a new flock. Sliver Laced Brahma hens lay approximately 150 brown medium to large size eggs per year and do make good mothers. The roosters are very docile and don't mind sharing their coop with other roosters.



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