The Brahma chicken is a massive, stately bird with an upright carriage and striking plumage. This breed was developed in the United States from very large birds imported from Shanghai, China. Their docile temperament makes them great pets for children and their enormous size make them a dual purpose bird. Cocks average 12 lbs. and hens average 10 lbs. Their plumage is held very tightly and feathers extend all the way down their legs and the middle toe which allows them to withstand the coldest of winters.