Acquired: Bred animal myself
Posted Mar 27, 2015
I have had Light Brahma Standards, Buff Brahma Bantams and Dark Brahma Bantams. The bantams are more active than the standard, lay a lot of eggs for their size and raise chicks well. Due to their feathered feet and small combs, they do quite well in the cold.
The Light Brahma Standards are very large, majestic birds with extremely calm personalities. I can walk up to the roosters and pick them up. They are fairly calm around other roosters too and rarely fight. The downside to Light Brahmas Standards is that they don't lay many eggs. We have had some hens who never laid any. They are great as a show bird, and as a conversation piece walking around the yard as most people haven't ever seen this large of a chicken!
If you are looking for egg laying ability, or broodiness, I would go with the bantam varieties of Brahma, though I have heard from other breeders that Dark Brahma Standards lay a lot better than the Light variety.