- Buff Brahma Chicken
Buff Brahma chickens are gentle giants with feathered legs. The Buff Brahma chickens have mostly buff coloring but have black tail feathers and neck feathers with black in them. They lay nice brown eggs and are winter hardy. The Buff Brahma chicken is slow to mature but are gentle and make good mothers. Brahmas are very cold tolerant and adapt to most climates because of their heavy body and thick feathering. The Brahma breed also does well in the summer months if there is shade and cool water available all day. The feathered legs and feet can collect mud in the rainy weather, and snow in the winter. Keep an eye on their feet and clean them if needed. The Brahmas stand out in a flock due to their large size. The rooster can weigh up to 12 pounds and the hen close to 10. Cackle Hatchery's® Buff Brahma bloodline is a mixture of exhibition/show type and production type. They have a big carcass for butchering, are below average for laying production but make great brooding hens for setting and hatching out baby chicks. Brahmas make some of the best mothers for brooding baby chicks. Be sure to order these early to reserve your Buff Brahma chickens.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed, the Buff Brahma Bantam Chicken
Buff Brahma Chicken Availability
PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Asiatic Class
- Weights: Hen-----9 1/2 lbs Rooster------12 lbs
Pullet---7 lbs Cockerel------9 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying, Broody Mothers & Pet/Secondary meat source; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: Brown
- Egg Production: 150+ eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
- Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: Asia
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1924.
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of pure Buff Brahma since 1999.
Attn: Customer Service Review by Kristen, Arkansas March 2012
I just wanted to let you know that I received the rest of my order of EE's and 5 Welsummers this morning and they look absolutely perfect. I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that I am one satisfied customer and you guys do a good business. You were generous with the amount of extras you put in my order and you very quickly resolved the mixup in my first shipment at no cost to me. Your service reps are always helpful and take care of any issues immediately. Special thanks to Sharyl in that department. You guys just keep doing what you do best and I will be telling my friends about you! (Posted on 12/4/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Anne, Kansas July 2010
I wanted to thank you for your help with our poultry order this year. It was was disheartening to lose so many chicks and I really appreciated you calling me personally to do some troubleshooting. I also want to thank you for the beautiful replacement chicks you sent. They are doing fine and it was so nice to get to try some of the breeds that were sold out before. As a side note I was to say how impressed I am with your Spitzhaubens. They are perky, energetic and extremely friendly. Plus they are a treat to look at! Thank you for your top notch service, personal attention and prize-winning birds. (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Bantams arrived this AM Review by Peter Texas May 2010
Thank you for the extra-mile effort to call and ask about sending my order early. it was a big help to us. I received the call Wed afternoon and they arrived this morning. Friday, in great shape, all alive and very active. I have ordered from other hatcheries for years and always been treated well, but Cackle's selection, quality, personnel and process have been the best. Always friendly, always met their commitments, replaced the lost chicks without question. The chicks from the first order are feathered out and totally healthy. These were the first banties we ever ordered and we were a little nervous. Our grands are going to have fun showing them, owning them. Us too. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Dawn Wisconsin May 2015
I am anxiously awaiting my chicks. I am so excited. It is my first time to have backyard chickens. I researched many hatcheries and found yours online. I was impressed and very much enjoyed your tutorial of the family business and history of the company. I also liked the videos of the different chicks and information given about the different varieties. I found that very helpful when choosing which varieties I wanted and would be best for us. (Posted on 11/10/2015)