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Chicken Review Breeds: The Brahmas

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The Brahmas


Brahmas are chickens that originated from birds exported through the port of Shanghai in China, and were known originally known as “Shanghai” birds. They were first bred mainly for meat, and are now bred mainly for exhibition and for backyard birding.  

These chickens are some of the prettier white birds that are around. Our neighbor raised them and as far as I know still raises them. 

She claims they are good layers and excellent meat chickens.

Brahmas are calm, friendly birds that make good pets. Males are calm and as a general rule are not aggressive towards humans. The Brahma Rooster possess good instincts for defense of the flock and will often show off by dancing for the females. Everyone loves a dancing chicken! Female Brahmas are very sweet and docile birds.

They are not skittish or easily scared, making them a popular choice for families with children. Because of their quiet demeanor, these can be easily trained so that they can be handled by almost anyone.

Back Roads Living has determined these to be good Back Yard Pets!

The typical weight is 12 pounds for an adult Brahmas male and 10 pounds for an adult Brahmas female that are nearly two years old.

Be sure and stop by our other Chicken Breed Post. you can find them in our Farm Animals Category.

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