Brahma

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Brahma



The Brahma originated in India and reached the UK in the mid-1850s, When the birds were first introduced to the UK, they were known as Brahma Poutras and were a great favourite of Prince Albert. Sometimes known as the ‘King of chickens’ because of their great size – the cocks can weigh 5kg(11lb) – Brahmas are profusely feathered, staid and matronly in appearance. The feet and legs are heavily feathered and the comb is triple or pea. For a heavy breed the hens lay a surprising number of light brown eggs each year but as is often the case with large varieties these are relatively small. The most commonly seen Brahma is the multiple-pencilled partridge or triple-laced variety, other colours include light,dark Columbian, buff Columbian ,cuckoo, birchen, white and gold. The Lemon Pyle colour is very rare.


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Breed Characteristics:

Key:  1 = low,   5 = high

  • Class:  Large Fowl
  • Purpose:  Exhibition/Dual
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