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Brahma Chicken

Brahma Chicken

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: Although the name "Brahma" comes from the river Brahmaputra in India, it is believed the Brahma Chicken was created in the United States from large feather legged birds known as Shanghais (now known as Cochins), which were imported from China to New York in 1846. These birds were crossed with Grey Chittagongs from India which produced the pea comb and beetle brow that are found in the Brahma today.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
excellent temperament, greatest winter fowl, Cold hardy, quality eggs, BIG chickens, dual purpose fowl
Challenging:
legsscalyleg mite, clumsy mothers, muddy conditions
Interesting:
frequent brooding, conversation starter, hatch ducks eggs, interesting color patterns
Overall review
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4.6 (27)
PaulS
Of all the breeds of chicken that I grew up with thes...
Review by: PaulS (20) March 02, 2014 15:06
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3.25
1 photo
mab_shawn
These monsters strut about like the the proverbial pe...
Review by: mab_shawn (14) February 12, 2014 09:11
  • Currently 100
2.75
1 photo
Shadowmere
While these are not my favorite breed of chicken, the...
Review by: Shadowmere (11) January 15, 2014 22:21
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
awonderingdawn
Brahma chickens were made for the cold! And that's wh...
Review by: awonderingdawn (8) January 15, 2014 22:11
  • Currently 100
5.00
rmerrill44
Peanut was fun. In the end, we had to give her away b...
Review by: rmerrill44 (6) October 07, 2013 20:29
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
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