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Brahma Chicken

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(55 Reviews)

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The basics:
Although, the name "Brahma" comes from the river Brahmaputra in India, the Brahma chicken was imported from China to New York, in 1846.  At the time, the Brahma and Cochin were both called Shanghais, and it is unknown to this day, if the Brahma was an actual authentic import, or a cross of Cochins and Malays. Either way, the massive Brahma has remained one of the most popular chickens throughout the world, and has founded innumerable breeds.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Pea Comb): Barred, Black, Blue, Blue Partridge, Buff Columbian, Buff Laced, Crele, Columbian, Gold Laced, Silver Laced, Partridge, Silver Penciled, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weights: 
Bantam: 34 - 38 oz
Largefowl: 10 - 11 lbs
Personality: Brahmas are docile, friendly birds that make excellent pets.
Broody: Yes, excellent mother
Preferred climate: Cool
Handes confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Large

What else you should know: 
Brahmas are very fluffy, and can have troubles keeping themselves clean. They are more prone to develop mites, scaly mites, and lice. Make sure your Brahmas have a dusting hole, and check them one a month for mites and lice. If noticed, get a chicken friendly pesticide.

Brahmas can collect mud, poop and sperm near their vent. To keep it clean, their vent may need trimmed several times a year.

If permitted to play in the snow, birds may collect ice balls on their feathered feet. These ice balls should be checked for daily, and removed to prevent frostbite

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from shelters/rescues

(We've had no luck finding any of these frisky fellas so far, even though we've put up wanted posters and everything! But don't worry, we're working on it!)

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