Brahmas are sweet, huge heritage breed chickens with feathered feet. They were initially bred for meat production, but they are good mothers and pets, so they make a great dual-purpose breed. They tolerate the cold weather and are relatively hardy but do not like hot weather as much. Because of their feathered feet, regular inspections are needed to ensure that their feet are in good health, especially if you have a lot of rain or mud. According to the Livestock Conservancy, their status is “recovering.”