The Brahma is said to have developed by crossing several Asiatic breeds like the Chinese Shanghai, commonly known as Cochin Chicken, and the Chittagong Chicken. On account of its fully feathered shanks and feet and a red pea comb, it is considered a fancy breed type. These birds are extremely hardy in hot and cold climates. They are also recognized for their calm and gentle disposition, going broody frequently, and being a good winter layer of extra large brown eggs. Our buff laced brahmas are fairly rare and extra attractive, with honey colored scales on white lacing.
Buff Laced Brahma
Our Brahmas are from the well known Dan Powell lineage and are
absolutely stunning despite the fact that they are still a work in
progress. Due to the make-up of this bird, we have had some chicks hatch
with straight combs. We will continue to work with the breed so that
they produce only pea combs.
Brahmas in general are considered a utility bird for their edibility and generous egg laying and hardiness even during the winter months. The average weight of roosters is 11 pounds where the hen?s average weight is 8.5 pounds. They lay an average of 140 tinted eggs annually. Brahmas are calm, friendly birds that make good pets or exhibition fowl. They are a popular choice for families with children. They have been very easy to raise and make a rather quiet and beautiful flock.
The distinct difference between the well know Light and Dark Brahmas and these are their beautiful feather plumage. Our flock consists of Buff Laced and Gold Laced Brahmas. The resulting chicks have come out in the same variety. The reason for our decision to cross the different color varieties did not come easily. The Buff Laced Brahma would have to be our favorite color and the one that Dan Powell was aiming for when he started this project, but after careful research, we discovered that in this stage of the project, breeding only Buff Laced Brahmas would result in 80% Buff Laced Brahmas and 20% Gold Laced Brahmas. It was the introduction of these secondary color varieties that gave the Buff Laced its color trait and when bred without further input from the other lacings, the Buff Laced Brahmas chicks slowly begin to lose their buff laced appearance and begin to exhibit greater patches of white on the wing and saddle feathers. In order to bring you beautiful birds with truer lacing, we have decided to continue using the other color varieties.
Other color varieties of chickens
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