Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Feb 12, 2014
These monsters strut about like the the proverbial peacocks with their colorful plumage and upright stature, of which we've dubbed the cockerels 'The Bushwhackers'. As longtime natives of America along with Asia originally, these gentle and docile birds add plenty of character and eye candy to your yard along with being game for the odd frantic child chasing them around.
They are not the best layers in the world only producing a meager 140 eggs in their first year if you can find the spot their laying them, because it's generally not in the place I painstakingly made for them. But again who doesn't like an all year round egg hunt right? Medium sized brown when you find them! My brahmas are great mothers but due to their size you can expect a couple of broken shells, but you can leave the rest up to mum.