Often considered the gentle giants of the poultry world, Brahmas are indeed huge and docile. Originating in India, these beautiful birds are strong, hardy, and resilient, and come with a thick feathered coat. The feathering continues down their shanks and toes. Because of this, Brahmas are extremely hardy, even in the coldest of climates. Their pea combs are small enough that they don't get frostbitten easily. They are excellent layers of large uniformly brown eggs. We have found Brahmas to be friendly, good natured, and calm, and once they get to know the routine, they seem to look forward to seeing their caretakers, eager for any treats that might have been brought. Recently, the breed has made a comeback and is now on the "watch" list.

Brahmas are recognized in three main colors--light (columbian), buff, and dark. However recently, many color combinations, including lacing, have made their appearance. At Sunexotics, we have the good fortune of obtaining a beautiful young pair of pure blue brahmas. From this pair, we have added black brahmas to increase genetic diversity, and have been getting some spectacular chicks. We are also working on some Gold Laced Brahmas, and some Blue Laced Red ones. These are a new addition to our poultry family, and are still being worked on, to improve lacing and color.