Often referred to as the “gentle giants” of the chicken world, Light Brahma chickens first arrived in the U.S. in the mid-1800s from India, by way of China. From the very start, they were regarded as one of the largest chickens in the country, and remain a favorite of those who prefer larger-bodied breeds today. Full-grown female Light Brahma chickens can grow to be more than 9 pounds, while males can eventually reach 12 pounds.
Aside from their larger frames, Light Brahma chickens draw attention from their beautiful white feathers with black and green-sheened lacing around their necks and legs. Unlike many other breeds, the Light Brahma has feathering all the way down its legs and feet, giving them the amusing illusion of wearing big, fluffy boots.
Despite their size, Light Brahma are peaceful birds that will rarely become aggressive with other chickens. Because Light Brahma chickens are so gentle with both people and other chickens, they have become popular as backyard pets. It’s worth mentioning, however, that due to their docile nature, it’s usually not a good idea to put them with more active chickens, as they may be susceptible to bullying. If you plan to add them to a flock, we recommend putting them with other passive breeds.
While Light Brahma chickens make great pets for your backyard, they will also prove to be good layers, producing brown, medium-sized eggs for your family. They can also be broody hens and would make great mothers, given the chance.
|Egg Color||Brown||Hardiness||Cold And Heat|
|Egg Production||Good||Hen Weight||9 1/2 lbs|
|Personality||Gentle and Caring||Rooster Weight||12 lbs|
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