Is Johnny Cash a Black Sumatra? Worth how much $?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BigTexChick, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. BigTexChick

    BigTexChick Chirping

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    BE1D0719-7803-444C-9AF1-9650B4101190.jpeg B696CF1E-1760-4364-97E5-AC8D4A4BF73B.jpeg E44E565D-F162-4426-AEB9-972F6C4A9E41.jpeg I need to sell this 8 month old rooster (named Johnny Cash ). I bought him with 8 other black English Orpington chicks from a large Texas hatchery (The Feathered Hatchery) but knew right away that he was not one of them. I am not personally familiar with Black Sumatras; they also breed Ayum Cemanus if that is a possible ID. The hatchery would not stand behind their sale and I have no room for him.

    Please help with breed ID and sale price so I can recoup some costs.
     
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  2. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    I think Ayam Ceminis have black combs. In my experience, I'm happy if I can give a rooster away to a good home. Never occurred to me I might be able to sell one. He certainly is a beauty!
     
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  3. Duck_life

    Duck_life Duck Addict

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    Looks to be, in some cases I've seen some with a bit of black on the combs. The comb on an Ayam cemani doesn't look like this so yes, it is a sumatra. I'd say around $5 for a rooter, depends on how friendly and pretty he gets.
     
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    Duck_life Duck Addict

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    Screenshot 2019-11-12 at 11.46.15 AM.png Sumatra comb

    dmv.jpeg Ayam cemani comb
     
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  5. Skippersnh

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    It's a mix breed
     
  6. Duck_life

    Duck_life Duck Addict

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    What makes you think that? Not being rude i'm asking :)
     
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  7. Skippersnh

    Skippersnh Songster

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    There isnt a breed that has that comb matched to that body I don't believe
     
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  8. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    Not an Orpington, Cemani or Sumatra. He is mixed, imo. Definitely got Orpington in him but must have a crested and non single combed parent, Silkie maybe?

    I second what @ValerieJ said. Never been able to sell cockerels but if you can then kudos to you. I’m not sure how much you could ask for him where you live.
     
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  9. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    The mix may also be part butter cup, with the crown the way it is.

    I agree with the silky part.
     
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  10. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    I've gotten $5 to $10 for roosters but the majority of mine are given away or put in the freezer.
    You have a very pretty rooster but a good personality is the big selling point for roosters.
     
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