Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Meet the “King of All Poultry”: the Giant Brahma Chicken
There are no Photoshop or editing gimmicks in this viral video… this giant chicken is real. Meet the giant Brahma chicken, also known as the “King of All Poultry”, according to the Livestock Conservancy. Their breeding origins are unclear because in the earlier days of breeding there were no standards, registries or poultry associations. But with the Brahma chicken there’s an overall consensus that the breed was developed in the United States from large fowls imported from China and Bangladesh.
Data from the early 20th century shows that the hens can weigh up to 13-14 pounds, while the cocks can reach up to 17-18.25 pounds. They were a popular breed of choice in the 19th and 20th centuries because they are good egg-layers and because of their capacity to feed a moderate-sized family. Brahma chickens are no longer a popular source of meat, but they still remain one of the most interesting chicken breeds created by humans.
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