Category: Standard Chickens
Facts about Brahma chickens. The Brahma chicken is commonly referred to as the King of All Poultry. The Brahma chicken is well appreciated for its huge size, strength and vigor. In the early 1900s some Brahma chickens were documented to have reached weights of around 13 pounds (5.9 kg) for the hens and an amazing 17 pounds (7.7 kg) for the cocks, but generally, hens used to weigh 10 pounds (4.5 kg) and the cocks 12 pounds (5.4 kg),
The Brahma chicken is a large reed that developed in the USA from quite large birds that were imported from Chinese port of Shanghai.
Physical Description of Brahma chicken
The Brahma chickens are quite large chickens that have feathers on their shanks and toes. They have pea comb and smooth fitting plumage. The Brahma chicken has a broad wide head with its skull projecting over its eyes – often termed as beetle brow.
The Brahma chickens exists in three colors the dark, the light, and the buff. Generally the Brahma chicken is a massive bird with an upright carriage and a large head. While standing they appear to be forming a V-shape and they stand fairly tall. The Brahma chicken have very strong feet and the feathers extend all the way down its middle toe.
The Brahma chickens will weigh an average of 11 pounds (5 kg) for the cocks, and about 9.9 pounds (4.5 kg) for the hens, and the eggs can weigh around 1.9 ounces (55 grams).
Characteristics of Brahma chickens
Apart from the Brahma chicken unusual appearance and size, the do have a lot of practical qualities. First and foremost, the Brahma chickens are quite a hardy breed. The Brahma chicken can survive in extreme weather conditions as they don’t get sick often; their characteristic feather coverage helps them keep their body warm even during the cold weather. The Brahma chicken are good egg-layers considering their huge size. Their hens will tend to go broody especially in the early summer and are quite devoted to their nests.
Despite being huge, the Brahma chickens are a docile breed. Though their eggs are quite small, the chicks will hatch strongly and they will grow pretty quickly. The Brahma chicken are very elegant breed with very beautiful feathering.
The Brahma chicken are quite slow at maturing and they will take about two years to reach full maturity. The Brahma chicken are easy to tame and due to their large size they do require a lot of space.