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Brahma

Anyone who has owned Brahmas will understand why we have fallen in love with them. These BIG fluffy beautiful chickens have the most incredibly gentle dispositions. Having young children growing up with chickens we never wanted a rooster who could cause any risk to our family. They are incredibly tolerant and placid making them a dream to work with both as a family friendly and exhibition bird. 

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Gold Partridge

The Gold Partridge Brahma is a majestic and imposing breed of chicken, admired for its regal appearance and gentle temperament. Originating from the United States, this large and stately bird boasts a striking combination of golden and black plumage, with intricate feather patterns that shimmer in the sunlight. With their broad bodies, feathered legs, and distinctive pea combs, Gold Partridge Brahmas exude an air of nobility and grace. Beyond their impressive appearance, they are known for their calm and docile nature, making them ideal additions to family flocks or homesteads. Whether admired for their ornamental beauty or cherished for their friendly disposition, Gold Partridge Brahmas are a captivating and cherished breed among poultry enthusiasts worldwide.

Blue Partridge

The Blue Partridge Brahma, a variant of the distinguished Brahma breed, presents a captivating twist on the traditional Partridge colouring. Unlike the golden hues of the Gold Partridge Brahma, the Blue Partridge showcases a stunning combination of blue and silver plumage. This unique coloration adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the breed's already impressive appearance. Whether drawn to the rich golden tones of the Gold Partridge or the enchanting blues of the Blue Partridge, both colours embody the Brahma's regal charm and make splendid additions to any backyard flock or exhibition. Our Blue Partridge breeding pen consists of Exhibition Blue Partridge Roosters and Hens. You will hatch 50% Blue Partridge, 25% Gold Partridge and 25% Splash Partridge offspring. 

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Splash Partridge

In Brahma, partridge typically refers to the Gold partridge (black pencilling over a gold base) however we also have Blue Partridge and Splash Partridge too. The Blue Partridge differs as these birds carry one copy of the blue gene creating the steal blue/ grey colour over the gold instead of the black in the pencilling. Splash carries two copies of the blue genes when this occurs, the colours of the bird change completely and most of the pencilling is gone, instead you are left with a beautiful light coloured bird with orange patches and some dark tail feathers in the roosters.

Partridge x Partridge = 100% Partridge

Partridge x Blue Partridge = 50% Partridge and 50% Blue Partridge

Partridge x Splash Partridge = 100% Blue Partridge

Blue Partridge x Blue Partridge = 25% Partridge, 50% Blue Partridge and 25% Splash Partridge

Blue Partridge x Splash Partridge = 50% Blue Partridge and 50% Splash Partridge

Splash Partridge x Splash Partridge = 100% Splash Partridge

Our Splash breeding pen consists of Exhibition Hens and Unrelated Rooster. 

Dark Brahma

This colour is one of the colours accepted in the Australian Poultry Standards and often has its own class in many poultry shows. The colour is described as silver with black pencilling. When selecting roosters they should have clean white shoulders with as little red leakage as possible. Roosters with a broken chest pattern may not be as suitable for exhibition but should be selected to as breeders as this broken chest pattern positively contributes to the pencilling. Having good quality darks in you pens can significantly help to develop new colours. See our BSO and Blue dark projects.

 

Our Dark breeding pens consists of exhibition quality Dark Hens and unrelated Dark Rooster. These will produce all Dark offspring.

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Blue Silver Orange

Blue Silver Orange (or shouldered, depending on who you ask) is the abbreviation for BSO. The orange is the crucial component there. That is the distinction between a BSO and a blue dark. Blue or splash partridges are crossed with dark to produce BSO, which can be obtained with just one cross. Instead of progressive improvement over many generations, this hue can be achieved in a single generation. BSO could serve as the foundation for a blue-dark project, but it takes many, many generations of extremely selective breeding to even begin to start removing that orange. In the males, the orange is particularly noticeable. A dark or blue dark rooster would only have a small amount of orange, red, or yellow on their shoulder in contrast to a BSO rooster.

 

Our BSO pen consists of a high quality BSO Roosters our best BSO Hens. The BSO birds from this breeding pen will produce BSO birds, DSO (Dark Silver Orange), SSO (Splash Silver Orange.

Blue Dark

In Development 

The distinction between blue dark and BSO tended to cause additional confusion, especially when BSO hens  are called blue dark. To be fair, they can have extremely similar appearances. The differences are in the genetics. .

Dark in blue would be blue and silver as opposed to black and silver. Same clean, bright silver throughout the body with the same clear, defined pencilling. A genuine "blue dark" would be just that, and it has been achieved overseas and with very few breeders in Australia. It is also not yet a recognised colour in the Australian Poultry Standards but can be entered in the ‘Any Other Colour’ or ‘Project’ Class. This has been a project for a limited number of people, and we are just starting out.  We expect this will take several generations to achieve the desired results – the clean blue pencilling on the silver background especially in the boys. If you are also developing this colour we would love to connect with you.

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