Originally Posted by sol2go
Originally Posted by artblueggwanter
el bruto 6 months now
Nice to see his new pics.
What characteristics do you like best about sumatras?
Not @artblueggwanter But I have been a Sumatra lover since I started reading about them.
My draw for them is their beauty. But they fit the criteria I need for a free ranging fowl in my neck of the woods.
They are a beautiful black
They are almost as good a flier as Guineas
They are alert and wily.
They are good foragers.
They can handle a hot climate.
They are somewhat Melanistic.
The other benefits I can see is the hens are also excellent broodies. They are fierce protector of their chicks too. They are considered a game fowl. So very active which would be a good choice for raising up Guinea Keets.
Which is my other purpose for having them.