Bred in the U.S. from big fowl from China and some Chittigong from India in the 1800s. Weigh anywhere from 8-12lbs though some have weighed in at 18lbs. Brahmas have feathered shanks and toes, a pea comb, smooth fitting plumage with a dense down. Credit for the name of this lovely bird goes to T.B. Mine who in 1853 shortened it to Brahma to save room in his magazine Northern Farmer. They weigh about 8-12 pounds although there have been some recorded at weighing 18lbs!