Sumatra

GlitterKitty

Songster
10 Years
Nov 21, 2009
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Is there a Sumatra thread?? I searched for one but was not succesful.

I've only had one sumatra, a rooster named Shadow
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Sadly he died saving his flock from our dog. He saved one hen, but the dog (a rottie/lab) was just too strong. He also fought off a hawk. I love this breed because of him and just ordered 3 chicks, one male and two females. I am hoping I will be able to breed them
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Anyone else got pics and stories of their Sumatras????
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Edited cause I can't spell
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Dora'smom

Songster
10 Years
Dec 14, 2009
916
11
121
Oregon
I can't wait to see the pictures, either. If I had more property and lived out further, this is the breed I would choose to keep in a breeding program. They are so beautiful!
 

easttxchick

Lone Star Call Ducks
10 Years
Aug 3, 2009
8,427
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I have an absolutely gorgeous breeding pair of Standard Black Sumatras.
Just put them in a breeder pen and Frank is happy, but Nancy is not.
Nancy is really shy, but not Frank, he loves to strut his stuff. I have some pictures of him from a couple of months ago that look like he is posing for GQ.
They are wonderful birds and I can't wait to hatch some of their chicks.
 

Campine Lover

Songster
9 Years
Mar 7, 2010
394
2
119
Moss Beach, CA
I have one black Sumatra pullet. She looked like a penguin when she was a chick!
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She is VERY wild now, but not aggresive at all, which is weird since they are said to be an aggresive breed. She has the softest feathers IN THE WORLD! Her name is Mary, and I joked that I would call her Frank Sunatra if she was a roo! Very pretty birds... she is also the first to dive for cover when their is a hawk flying around, and MAN, SHE CAN FLY! She actually jumped out of the brooder box when she was a 1 week old chick! I would post a pic, but 1. she just doesn't stand still! and 2. I dunno how to post pics...

Mama to-
2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 2 Silkies, 2 Modern Game Banties, 1 Black Sumatra, 1 Golden Campine, 1 Bearded Buff Laced Polish, and 1 Birchen OEG banty, 1 horse (soon to be 2) 3 cats, 1 dog, and several fish.
 

Henferno

Chirping
9 Years
Mar 27, 2010
155
1
99
Waushara County, WI
They've got to be my favorite breed of chicken, the first I've ever started to breed. So elegant!


Here is my Splash, Prince Valium-oops I mean Valiant, pet rooster:
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As a little thing,

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A medium thing,

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And as a large, cocky thing that is prone to attacking younger brothers. Haha. Look at that tail! He sticks it in the air like a flag. His parents were both SQ from Spectrum Ranch. Where did he go wrong?
I hatched him out right after his dad got snatched, in desperation incubating an egg that had been in the fridge for two days. It's my only explanation.


Val's crazy mother Devon.
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And the new banty Roo Severus
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Now bad for a seven-dollar auction chicken, not bad at all. He's such a sweetie, but I swear I've never heard a chicken growl so much. At everything. Observationally. Oddly, the first chicken I've ever had literally jump in my lap.

Man, can these things FLY. The first day I let Sev out he roosted on top of the milkhouse--about eleven feet straight up! He looked like a weathervane.

And now I've got a new set of eggs in the 'bator from peachick... and I can't wait!
 

countrymom1212

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 15, 2010
20
0
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Deland
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This is one of my blue sumatras rooster and we take him to local shows and he or my other blue have been winning best in class so we are wanting to branch out and see how they do in a real APA show. My fingers are crossed. Two little boys are just so proud of them.

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This is our khaki sumatra. He got his first taste of showing even though he really did not compete I got asked alot of questions about him and lots of people just ooooded and awwwed over him. Even the judge at that show asked me about him.
 

easttxchick

Lone Star Call Ducks
10 Years
Aug 3, 2009
8,427
68
263
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Holy moly!
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That is an INCREDIBLE looking bird! If you EVER sell khaki eggs-I WANT SOME!
Sheesh he is gorgeous!
 

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