Breed Profile: Brahma

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 18 July 2020

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The Brahma chicken breed is the gentle giant of the chook world. These girls are striking to look at with feathered feet, a large and cuddly body and bouncy tail. Brahma chickens make great pets for families and are happy foraging calmly in confined areas of your garden.


  • Country of origin: India
  • Eggs: Average 120 brown eggs per year
  • Size: Heavy 4-5kg
  • Appearance: Black, blue-columbian, buff-columbian, dark, gold, light or white
  • Availability: Breeder List


  • Despite their large size, Brahma chickens are calm, friendly and make great pets for families.
  • The Brahma chicken’s feet are feathered.


  • Hardy in Winter: Yes
  • Docile: Yes
  • Personality: Calm, Curious and Friendly

Brahmas might be your chooks of choice or maybe a bantam breed will be a better fit. Deciding to become a chicken parent is the easy part. The hardest is choosing the best chooks for you! It can be eggstremely confusing and difficult to find the perfect breed for your family. From looks, to traits to egg-laying talents - where should you begin?

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