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P.O. Box 2173 Whittney, Texas 76692, Oklahoma 74434
Owner David Andrews (254) 205 5422
The Golden Hen That Lays The Jumbo Brown Egg.
Single Yolk Eggs Laid by Nine Month Old Braggs Mountain Buff Pullets.
What Is A Braggs Mountain Buff?
These large golden buff chickens are the ideal all purpose Breed. Whether you have a small backyard flock or raise chickens on a larger scale for production of meat and brown eggs, these beautiful golden birds will perform extremely well for you. Their large size and attractive light yellow skin make them popular for meat production. As layers of extra large and jumbo brown eggs, this breed is second to none. Try them - we know you will be delighted!
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Why The Braggs Mountain Buff?
The Braggs Mountain Buff is a large, strikingly beautiful buff chicken with generous golden plumage. Being dual producers of eggs and meat, they are ideal for the small farm or backyard flock. They possess the unique quality of being prolific layers of jumbo sized brown eggs. Egg customers and those purchasing retirees from the original breeding flock have had great praise for these chickens and their unusually large eggs. This new breed with these unique characteristics has the potential to become a universally popular poultry breed.
Now that the electric incubator has become easily available, broodiness in hens is,for most farms, a major inconvenience. Unlike the other buff breeds, only rarely do Braggs Mountain Buff hens become broody.
These golden buff chickens make a very attractive flock. They are excellent foragers. Having gentle dispositions, they also stand up well to confinement. A flock of these handsome golden birds will be a source of never-ending pride.
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Many Other recessive genes, such as that for feathered legs, have been eliminated from the Braggs Mountain Buff by selective breeding. There remains, however, an occasional recessive gene for white feather color which exists to the extent that about five percent of Braggs Mountain Buff chickens may turn out to be white. This gene for white feather color seems to be linked to genes that favor the larger sized eggs. Eventually this can be eliminated from the buff strain.
Get In On The Ground Floor
Be the first in your community to have a flock of these strikingly attractive buff chickens. All of your neighbors will be envious when they see the large golden birds scattered like big golden flowers on your lawn or pasture. When they see the jumbo brown eggs you are producing, they will be too jealous for words.
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Qouting Kelly Klober from page 23 of the May/June 2003 Small Farm Today magazine, "I have long felt the real appeal of the brown egg was its extra large or even jumbo size. We are, after all, selling to a culture that equates a bargin with 'super sizing'."
Most breeds require several weeks or even months to pass through the phase of laying tiny "pullet eggs". Braggs Mountain Buff pullets lay eggs graded as medium to large with the second or third egg. At nine months of age the pullets lay about 30% large, 30% extra large, and 40% jumbo as measured by the standard egg weight scale. As the pullets become older the eggs become even larger so that by 10 months of age the majority of eggs are jumbo.
Recipe For A Braggs Mountain Buff
Mix thoroughly a combination of about 40 percent Rhode Island Red or derivatives of Rhode Island Red (e.g. "Production Red", "Cherry Egger", "Red Star", "New Hampshire Red"), 20 percent Buff Rock, 10 percent Black Langshan, 10 percent Light Brahma, 10 percent Buff Orpington. For the remaining 10 percent season with traces of Barred Plymouth Rock, Jersey White Giant, White Leghorn, and Black Australorp to create a truly "All American Chicken". Spend the next eighteen years picking the most handsome and vigorous individuals for breeding purposes, while at the same time selecting for a golden buff feather color. Using an egg scale, choose only the very largest and highest quality eggs for the incubator. Then you will have your own replica of a Braggs Mountain Buff!
The alternative, of course, is to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase chicks from the original flock of Braggs Mountain Buffs.