These Rare European Blue Partridge Brahmas are directly from Greenfire Farms, the original importer. If you want a chicken that commands the eye, these will definately fit the bill. Huge and upright they put off a look of regal reign.
We were surprised at how calm they are even as chicks. They are tight feathered with a plethora of feathering on their legs and with their small combs are well suited for colder weather.
Large and stately, Brahmas fit the description well as a dual-purpose breed. The hens can also be productive layers of large tinted eggs. Few breeds have surpassed brahmas in their dramatic visual appeal.
The development of the brahma as a breed went through a number of stages in America. The original brahmas were extremely large with roosters weighing as much as 14 lbs. Over time a smaller bird was developed –the accepted standard now calls for an 11 lb. rooster—and the feathering on the bird went from fluffy to tight. Today there are three varieties of the brahma accepted in the breed standard by the American Poultry association: the light, dark, and buff.
Becasue they carry the Blue gene they hatch in Blue Partridge, Gold Partridge, and Splash Partridge.