Lemon Brahma Chickens

 
The Lemon Chiffon Brahma chickens are my absolute favorite. I wanted this variety for years before I was able to get them. For waitlist and sale information please read this page entirely. 

The Lemon color is rare in the U.S. but is a popular variety overseas. Commonly referred to as “Lemon Pyle Brahma” or “Lemon Splash Brahma” the hens have a buttery, creamy, vanilla-like overcoat plumage with white cape, tail and bloomers. The roosters are where the lemon coloring comes in and they are gorgeous.

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Me and my sweet girl, Sophie. Photo courtesy of Cosmopolitan

I’m working on specific traits, including the vibrant yellow on the males and creamy color in the females as well as other physical features. Sometimes the Lemon Pyle variety has a more orange color, this is not what I want in my Lemon Chiffon Brahma flock. Please note, these are not the Palomino Brahma variety which are also rare and beautiful but more common in the U.S. than the Lemon Pyle Brahma.

Lemon Chiffon Brahma Chick

Lemon Chiffon Cockerel

The Lemon Chiffon Brahma are just as friendly and fabulous as the other color varieties of Brahma chickens. I haven’t found mine to be good foragers or layers but they are great lap birds and wonderful with kids. Even my roosters tend to be big teddy bears.

My flock originates from two lines in Germany and, fortunately, do not seem to have vulture hocks in the lines.

My lines take forever to feather out and grow, especially the males. And compared to other breeds they like to be very clean.

I adore my sweet Lemon Chiffon roosters. My beautiful Henri passed away recently but I have three boys maturing nicely who I expect to be as loving as he was. Cavalli and Armani look similar to Henri, but at only seven months old they are already larger than he was. Halston is also maturing nicely and hopefully will catch up in size to the other two, he’s not far off.

One of my cockerels, Cavalli.

One of my cockerels, Cavalli.

It takes about two years for Lemons to fully mature, especially males. The males grow in height before they widen and fill out – usually well after a year old. Mature roosters tend to be quiet compared to other breeds. Mine rarely crow. They don’t pick fights with other roosters but are large and heavy and will defend themselves. Mine have been phenomenal fathers. I can’t say enough about my boys!

The females have a different growth pattern than the males. Females also take longer than most breeds to fully mature but they tend to fill out faster and put on weight well before the gangly boys. I just love their feathered feet and bloomers. Their coloring makes them difficult to photograph, unfortunately, but you can see the feathered feet on this young pullet below:

Lemon Brahma

Please note: I do NOT sell hatching eggs, chicks or males at this time. I have too much variation currently and am still building my flock. I will sell pullets for $200 each, depending upon availability, to those on my waitlist. I do not ship. They are too valuable to risk the transit. There is a $50, non refundable deposit to hold each baby. I’m happy to send pictures of babies as they grow. Prior to pick up babies are given an herbal wormer to assist with their transition and ward off parasite overload as a result of relocation stress. You can buy a bag of herbal wormer (I use it for all my farm animals and it’s great for coccidia as well as parasitic worms) for $20. One bag goes a long way if you have a small flock and there’s no withholding time to eat the eggs. 

The Lemon Brahma are not the best layers so these are far from an egg production line you find in hatcheries. This is also why I will not sell hatching eggs. They are a labor of love and I consider them beloved pets. If you’re interested in being on the waitlist and you understand their price, deposit and that I do not ship please contact me via the form towards the top of this page.

I do occasionally sell darker phase individuals or culls I don’t want to breed, for farm pickup only. There’s nothing wrong with them, they just don’t fit the characteristics I want in my breeding program. 

I don’t know of other breeders of this variety in the US but if you’re a US breeder (or know of any) of this variety please contact me, I’d love to connect and compare notes!

To learn about the Brahma breed please visit the American Brahma Club.