Giant chicken of Asian-American origin,
Brahmas arrived within the UK around 1840-1850. the Breeds name comes from the river Brahmaputra in India , although the species was created in America from large feather legged birds referred to as Shanghais which were imported from China within the 1840s.
Brahma chickens , thanks to the majesty of its forms and posture, can rightly be considered the queen among domestic breeds of chickens. along side Cochin chicken and Langshan chicken it belongs to the group of Asian giants.
An appearance of strength, caused by the superb size and therefore the massive shape of the very wide, not too low, very fully feathered, feather-footed body also as by the challenging posture and therefore the bold look.
Chicken are very large, stately, docile birds who observe reliable broodies which may cover an outsized number of eggs thanks to their size. The eggs are small and low in number but chicks hatch strongly and grow quickly. they’re slow maturing and take two years to succeed in maturity. they’re trusting birds and are easy to tame. due to their size, they are doing take up tons of space but they are doing not fly and may be let loose to roam happily within the garden.
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Brahma chicken size 30 inch 76cm
- males : 5 kg
- hen : 4 kg.
British Breed colour Standard ;
The standard colors in the UK are Dark, Light, White, Gold, Blue Partridge and Buff Columbian. Popular but nonstandard colors are Red Pyle, Lemon Pyle, Blue Buff Columbian, and Blue Light Columbian.
Initially considered a curiosity for the weird size, it had been then widely used for the choice of latest breeds, like Wyandotte, Sussex, Rhode Island Red and Plymouth Rock, for the assembly of both eggs and meat.
Also known by the names : Brama, Brahmanka, Brahmánky