Australorp or Sumatra....please, please be Australorp!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HenSpa, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. HenSpa

    HenSpa Songster

    Okay, does anyone have any knowledge here on the differences between the two? Is it true that Sumatra have black skin and black bones, even? If so, I'm in the clear because mine has white/pinkish skin.

    The reason I'm so dire about it, is the difference in egg laying. Sumatras are poor layers; 1/week
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  3. HenSpa

    HenSpa Songster

    Thanks so much. I have been trying to compare with other pictures, as well.
  4. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    A sumatra of good breeding will have black or mulberry features.
  5. HenSpa

    HenSpa Songster

    I've got an Australorp. Checked for spur markings (none), and she fits the pictures of Australorps more than Sumatras. Thanks for the info...gets confusing when you're new. But it was important to me for the egg-laying number; plus I'm getting another Australorp from the same guy this week. Didn't want to end up with two, poor-laying Sumatras!
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Also sumatras have a walnut comb while aussies have single combs.
  7. And look at the bottom of her feet. If it is an aussie she will have pink bottoms, while sumatras have yellow. [​IMG] I have both so I can compare the 2 side by side. [​IMG]
  8. HenSpa

    HenSpa Songster

    Y'all are great! Thanks for the great advice:)
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:Sumatras do not have walnut combs, they have pea combs.
  10. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Quote:My sumatra lays every other day on avg.
    About the same as my australorps.

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