The Brahma & Brahma bantams book

The book of books on Brahmas both large and bantam, referred to as Brahma bible by the readers and breeders. Starting in the Summer of 2015 and with the cooperation of many breeders and judges, after 1,5 years working together, this work is the history of the Brahma of tomorrow.
The existing colours, both standard and non-standad are discussed and illustrated including their details in breeding.
Over 1000 photos were necessary for the overview. The history of the Brahma is special for the many events which lead to the stories still told today. The history is approached from various perspectives, therefore the reader can choose his/her own, depending on the most suitable. Although the book is packed with technical details, there is room for lighter things like the soap stories told in the past when the Brahma was introduced, similar to the Tesla.
Drama queens and doomers are of all times, just like con-artists and of course the genuine breeders.
You, the reader, might tell them apart 🙂

In most breed histories, the time between 1914 and the 1970s is hardly covered. Of course the two wars affected the Brahmas, especially in Europe, but they did not vanish like some other breeds. Many old photos of this ‘hidden’ time in the history of our fowls can be found in this book.
On the todays Brahmas are many pages, almost all colours and project colours are discussed plus beautiful photos made of them by their owners. With 308 pages, the Brahma book might be the largest and most complete work on one single breed written ever in history.


As always a lot of attention is given to the layout, the graphic design, it should be a pleasure to the eye. Wild pages with lots of elements are alternated by calm almost transparent  floating ones. Turning the page you never know what to find on the next.

The Special Edition comes with an Ex Libris (bookplate) that I drew especially for the book and it is printed on paper with watermark. The design is based on the style of C.J. Culliford who engraved the title page of Ferguson’s book in 1854. The hard cover is handmade because of the small print run. The paper is mc-silk 130 grams.

The soft cover Brahma book has a very sturdy 350 grams laminated full colour cover and the pages are, for this run, 130 grams mc-silk as well.
Both books have a so called PUR binding, a new technique binding lots of pages without stitching. No pages will crack out, nor over time as the old lumbeck method.
Like any book you buy from me directly, it is signed with pencil. The soft cover edition is €85 ex postage.

All my books are digitally printed in full colour in small runs, this is called printing on demand. Personally I prefer digital print over conventional for its brilliance of colours, which can never be achieved by ink.

The Special Edition of the Brahma book weighs more than 1.5 kilos and it can only be sent as a parcel due to its size. Your copy is signed by me with a pencil so you can see it is not a printed signature. The price of the Special Edition is € 110 ex postage.

The Brahma & Brahma bantams book in soft and hard cover. The most complete one breed book.
For seeing the first pages scroll down. At the end of this page is the PDF.


Do you want the Brahma book and add loads to your knowledge of domestic chickens in general and of Brahmas in particular? Then buy the Brahma book!

308 pages, 1000+ fc photos

The hard cover Special Edition of the Brahma book comes with an exclusively drawn Ex Libris (bookplate) on luxury watermark paper and a ribbon. Due to the many pages and heavy paper used, it weighs more than 1.5 kilos and it can only be sent as a parcel due to its size. Your copy is signed by me with a pencil so you can see it is not a printed signature. The price of the Special Edition is €110 ex postage.
The soft cover edition is sent as ‘letter’, the difference is only the cover and binding, same content in the special edition and the soft cover. Largest most complete work on a single breed.

Hard cover Special Edition Brahma bible , incl. postage
€ 135,95
World (US, Russia, Australia etc)

Hard cover Special Edition Brahma bible, incl. postage
€ 124,65
Europe & UK

Soft cover Brahma bible, incl. postage € 102,95
World (US, Russia, Australia etc)

Soft cover Brahma bible, incl. postage €97,95
Europe & UK


If you are not convinced yet, below a PDF of the first pages including the Content page.