Valley Hatchery proudly presents the majestic Light Brahma chicken, a breed that combines beauty with resilience. Originating in Asia and renowned for its substantial size, the Light Brahma is often referred to as a ‘gentle giant’. This breed is not only impressive in stature but also in personality, being exceptionally docile and friendly. This makes them a perfect choice for families with children and beginners in poultry keeping.
The Light Brahma chicken is a remarkable sight with its stunning white feathers, elegantly laced with black and green sheen around the neck and legs. A distinctive feature of this breed is its feathered legs and feet, which contribute to its unique appearance. Recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874, Light Brahmas are showcased in the Asiatic Class, testament to their exceptional quality and pedigree.
These chickens are incredibly hardy, particularly suited to the coldest climates in the United States. They have a small pea comb and dense plumage, which render them nearly impervious to cold weather. Light Brahmas are known for their longevity, typically living between 8 and 12 years. They are also slower to mature, often taking up to 7 months before they start laying eggs. However, once they begin, you can expect a steady supply of 180 to 240 medium to large brown eggs annually, with increased productivity in the fall and winter months.
Light Brahma roosters reach a notable weight of about 12 pounds, while hens average around 9.5 pounds. As excellent brood mothers and prolific layers, they make a valuable addition to any flock. It’s important to note that their feathered feet require extra care to prevent issues like mud accumulation or frostbite during winter.
Valley Hatchery ensures the ease of adding these splendid birds to your flock by providing day-old chicks that meet our stringent quality standards. When you choose our Light Brahmas, you’re not just buying chickens; you’re investing in a hardy, beautiful breed that will thrive in your backyard chicken coop or homestead.
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