Sumatras - is there auburn?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by heritagebirds, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    I have two Sumatra roos and one has dark reddish-brown feathers mixed in with the black on his wing. I was wondering if they have an auburn color, like the Javas. Thank you for any input.
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Sumatra should be black only, with a green sheen to their feathers. No red. If your's has red, he's a cull for color.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    What about dun? There are dun sumatras but the majority of the body should be dunn, do you have pics of him?
     
  4. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Blacks are main color but i've also seen and had a blue chick, i have read that white are really rare and there are also splash
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    sumatras also come in blue. but it is not an APA approved color. I have a lonely blue roo looking for a home [​IMG]
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, the Sumatra colors I know of are Black , Blue, Spash, Dunn, Khaki, and Platinum, though the blacks may be the only accepted color, not sure on that.
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Bantams are accepted in black and blue. I often hear of blue sumatra largefowl being rare but it seems like a majority of sumatra breeders have black and blue.
     
  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Quote:would love to give him a home if i had a place for him, I bought 3 eggs out of a sale pen at an auction for a dollar a few years back and got one baby (i think a cockerl) and the cat got his wing through my the wire on my make shift brooder when he was between 4 and 6 weeks old and he only lasted another day or 2.
     
  9. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    I'll have to get a pic of him, I just got him and two others recently. It could be dun, as I was looking at some dun in another thread. I'll try to get pix.
     

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