Light Brahma Chickens are an extremely winter hardy and strong dual-purpose breed. They have fluffy feathering with lots of down. Light Brahmas are very large and their docile, gentle, and quiet temperament makes them one of the best breeds for children. Light Brahmas have a Columbian feather pattern and fully feathered legs and toes. The head is silvery white, and the hackle feathers are greenish black laced with silvery white. The front of the neck, breast, body and back is white. The main tail is black, and coverts are laced with silvery white. Light Brahmas sometimes go broody and are attentive mothers. They are not the best choice of breed for very hot areas though. Brahmas are good layers of medium to large brown eggs. Males can grow to be over 10 pounds making them a good choice for meat production.
Approx. 180-240 Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Males 12#, Females 9 1/2#
- Poultry Show Class: Asiatic Class
- Weights: Hen: 9 1/2 lbs. Rooster: 12 lbs.
- Purpose and Type: Eggs & Meat
- Color of Egg Shell: Brown
- Egg Production: 180-240 eggs per year
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Broody: Setter
- Country of Origin: Asia
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1874.
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.