Brahams

This perfect backyard chicken breed is named for India’s Brahmaputra River. This breed is thought to have come to the United States on the Nineteenth Century sailing ships from Asia or developed here from other Asian breeds. Feathers cover their feet and legs, keeping them warm in the winter. They are docile, gentle, and have a quiet temperament, making them one of the best breeds for children.

Temperament Weight Eggs per Year Egg Size Egg Color Cold Hardy Heat Hardy
Docile, Calm, Friendly 7-8 lbs. 200 Medium Brown Yes Yes
Temperament Docile, Calm, Friendly
Weight 7-8 lbs.
Eggs per Year 200
Egg Size Medium
Egg Color Brown
Cold Hardy Yes
Heat Hardy Yes

Buff Brahma

Buff Brahmas are beautiful. They are buff-colored with a black tail and hackles. They have feathered legs and shanks and full plumage, making them look huge. Hens lay approximately 200 medium brown eggs a year. While Brahmas are known to go broody, they make attentive mothers. Mature birds weigh 7-8 pounds. Buff Brahma chicks have varying buff colors and have feathered feet. If the standard sized Buff Brahmas are not for you, we do offer a Buff Brahma Bantam.

Dark Brahma

Dark Brahmas make beautiful additions to any flock. Hens lay approximately 200 medium brown eggs a year. While Brahmas are known to go broody, they make attentive mothers. Mature birds weigh 7-8 pounds. Adults have dark feathers, with white lacing and feathered legs and shanks. Dark Brahma chicks are light to dark brown, with darker markings on their head and back and feathered feet.

Light Brahma

Light Brahmas are a strikingly beautiful white bird. They have white feathers with black hackles and tail feathers. They also have white feathers on their yellow legs and dark spots on their beaks. While Brahmas are known to go broody, they make attentive mothers. Hens lay approximately 200 medium brown eggs a year. Mature birds weigh 7-8 pounds. Chicks have grey and yellow down feathers of varying hues. They have orange legs with feathered legs.