Brahmas arrived in the UK around 1840 – 1850. The name Brahma comes from the river Brahmaputra in India although the species was created in America from large feather legged birds known as Shanghais which were imported from China in the 1840s.
These were crossed with Grey Chittagongs from India which produced the pea comb and beetle brow that we see in the Brahma today. They are sedate birds with broad, deep bodies, full breast and long powerful, orange or brilliant yellow legs and feet covered with abundant soft feathers which produces lovely big floppy feet.
The head is small for such a large bird and the face is smooth and free from feathers with large, prominent eyes, short strong beak and a triple or pea comb and small wattles. The brow is brad which produces heavy eyebrows. They are well known as being and are often called ‘The King of Chicken Breeds’.
SILVER PARTRIDGE (DARK)
This is the orginal colour:
BUFF BLUE COLUMBIAN
BANTAM BUFF COLUMBIAN