Brahma chickens are big, friendly, docile birds. They have beautiful markings and very fluffy. They are great birds in a mixed flock as they have a calm and gentle nature. Not known for being overly broody and are good winter egg layers of large light brown eggs. Excellent in a back garden set up or happy free roaming although feathered feet may need a trim in the winter. They are too heavy to fly.
Brahmas appear to have developed in the United States from large birds, with heavily feathered legs, imported in the 1840s from the Chinese port of Shanghai. It was the principle meat bird in America from 1850s-1930s.
Brahmas take a long time to mature, but they are worth the wait.
Eggs: 150 - 200 large light brown eggs, but prefer to lay through the winter months.