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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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4.1 (48)
jenlynn10
When we raised Brahma chickens we only had males. We ...
Review by: jenlynn10 (9) July 29, 2015 09:54
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
skywise
My family raised brahma chickens for many years. Alt...
Review by: skywise (16) July 14, 2015 13:26
  • Currently 100
2.75
1 photo
ColeAP
I got a few of these birds as a trial last year, made...
Review by: ColeAP (15) June 25, 2015 23:58
  • Currently 100
2.25
1 photo
jak1966
I fell for an ad which stated a family wanted to get ...
Review by: jak1966 (3) June 04, 2015 18:31
  • Currently 100
4.50
Drewid
Vinnie (after Vinnie Jones) was a giant cockerel with...
Review by: Drewid (6) May 23, 2015 09:23
  • Currently 100
3.50
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