Sumatra Owners, Does anybody own any Sumatra's Roo's or hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by al6517, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I would like to here from some fellow Sumatra owners, what do you have ?, what do you like about them, What type of behavior do they have.

    I own a black Sumatra Rooster.
    Add pic's if you can.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2008
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    WE have had roosters and hens. I love the hens, my sons love the roosters. My biggie is I raise phoenix and it seems every time we slate a sumatra for a show it molts, thats my beef. The boys love the males for showmanship because they are very personable when not in the breed pens. The hens go broody, the males are protective. Beautiful birds!!
  3. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I have cockerels and pullets as of now, no cocks or hens.
  4. crazychickengirl

    crazychickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Glenmont, Ohio
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  5. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a rooster!
    I want to get a hen, I do know a guy who has a pair and does not want to separate them. [​IMG] If I could find someone to buy the rooster I would buy then hen. [​IMG]

    Here is my rooster Jett!
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    We have bantam and large fowl sumatras in black and blue. I love them, they are very wild looking. It seems that ours know they are better than the other birds. In my experience the hens are crazy and they have a prehistoric scream when you catch them. The males are calm.

    Harley's girl, your roo is amazing, he has a nice face and the bright yellow bottoms on his feet.
  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Quote:lol Mine are just the opposite, the pullets only squirm when they get to the place that I'm putting them down at (and they know when I'm going to let them down) but the cockerels are so squirmy anyway, and when I try to catch them they evade me so well somehow [​IMG].
  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 5, 2007
    I have blue and black and my main rooster wanted to fight when i first got him until we went at it and i won and now i'm able to pick him up and relaxes but my hens are very jumpy and start squaking.
  9. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I have a blue Sumatra and a splash-blue/white Sumatra, they love attention,they love it when i hold them, they look wild, they use to be a wild bird, until they got domesticated and used in game pits, now used for show. beautiful birds. FWI they can still have that game pit attitude, when grown up separately from others. I wish mine would get along with each other so they can run around at the same time. But they make a great companion bird, lovable. [​IMG] mine are molting right now, now they are starting to get back there feathers , coming in beautiful. [​IMG]
  10. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Quote:all chickens used to be wild, the Sumatra is a breed derived from the Red Junglefowl

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