Brahma chickens are appreciated and known for their size, strength and vigor. Not only recognized for their unique look with feathers on their shanks and toes, pea comb and smooth fitting plumage with fluffy dense down but also for their practical qualities. Brahmas are extremely hardy chickens that are good layers for their size and an excellent winter layer, laying most of their eggs between October to May. The breed probably came to the United States on 19th Century sailing ships or it may have been developed here from other Asian breeds. Either way, Brahmas are enormous! Young hens weigh about 10 pounds with loose fluffy feathers that make them look even bigger. They do best on dry, well-drained soils in moist, cool climates, and are ideal for northern climates. Their docile, gentle, and quiet temperament makes them one of the best breeds around children. Hens begin to lay around 8-10 months of age and lay about 200 medium-sized brown eggs annually, tend to go broody in early summer, and are attentive mothers. Light Brahmas are mostly white with black wing, tail and hackle feathers. They make a great addition to any flock!
- Bird Purpose: Dual Purpose, Good egg laying breed and meat bird, Great as pets
- Egg Production Rate: Females ONLY; Approximately 200 Eggs/Year
- Egg Color: Brown
- Egg Size: Medium
- Bird Characteristics: Calm, Friendly, Docile, Quiet, Winter hardy, Tolerates confinement very well
- Mature Weight: Male 14-18 lb. Female 11-14 lb.
- Package Quantity: 10 baby chicks