So excited Khaki/ Platinum sumatra!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by vetgirl00us, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spent a good bit of money on eggs from a dealer in Fl with the khakis and when I finally got some to hatch, many didn't make it past a few days. I ended up with 3 pullets (go figure) and they are 8 mos old. I was about to sell them because I was not going to buy more eggs from that seller and I did not want to deal with buying a black sumatra and having to go thru several generations of breeding and hatching to get to khaki, dun and platinum. Lo and behold I found a nice lady who had only a khaki roo and no hens so she decided to let me get him. I drove 3 1/2 hours each way and picked up my rooster yesterday. He is very beautiful (6mos old) and growing a nice tail. So as of right now I have a quad of the sumatra. My girls don't seem too excited about the roo and he doesn't seem to know what they are as he was raised with silkies but I hope they settle in soon and I expect them to be laying in the spring.
     
  2. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics please! [​IMG] I have a soft spot for Sumatras [​IMG]
     
  3. Soli

    Soli Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep I'm pretty sure its against BYC rules to have a khaki sumatra roo without posting pics of him....I'm pretty sure I read that s somewhere.. so you should probably get some pics up really quickly. [​IMG]
     
  5. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, I will work on some pics. I got my pen fixed up for him and the 3 ladies and he was raised in a wire pen around silkies so he's never seen another sumatra. Needless to say he tried to beat the tar out of all of them. I had to put him back in the cage and leave the 3 females in the pen so they can get used to seeing each other. The girls are not happy because they were loose until today. Once they are all playing nice I will get pics. These khakis are such nice colored birds. I love that silvery beige color.
     
  6. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Pictures! We need pictures! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you must post some pictures! Sounds like you got a good deal going for you. [​IMG]

    ~Gresh~
     
  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I have 5 Khaki Sumatra eggs in the incubator now, I'm really hoping at least a few hatch. [​IMG]

    I would still love to see pictures of your birds!
     
  9. jotobin

    jotobin New Egg

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    Vetgirl.. It has been years since your last post. Any luck breeding the platinums? Does anyone know where some could be acquired?
     
  10. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Not Vetgirl, but I figured I'd chime in...

    I hatched a single Platinum Sumatra chick a few years ago, it grew up to be a cockerel that I bred to Black hens.

    I had a nice flock of Black, Blue, Dun, & Platinum birds going before I decided to give the breed up and focus on my Orpingtons. I never managed to get around to breeding Dun X Dun to hatch any Khaki birds though.

    There are a few people with Dun Sumatras here on BYC, you just have to search for them. They're pretty rare still, but not impossible to find.

    Good luck!

    Dun cockerel.
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    Mixed flock, Dun, Black, & Platinum. (There's a Blue Copper Olive Egger in there too who thought she was a Sumatra... [​IMG])
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    Platinum pair.
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    My original Platinum cock, showing Dun in his pyle zones.
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