Wanted: SQ bantam black sumatras!

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Kanchii, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've decided to get out of mille fleur d'uccles. [​IMG] They are gorgeous and one of the sweetest birds we've owned, but we've had very bad luck with them, they are just so delicate and since we want to show and dont have the room or hearts to replace our show stock every year after they molt we've decided to breed something else. We're down to one mille girl (besides the rooster in my living room!) but they'll just be pets from now on.

    ANYWAY we want to get into bantam sumatras. [​IMG] They are so exotic and elegant looking, and we love pure black birds! I was wondering if anyone has show quality sumatras that we could buy adults or hatching eggs from! If it's eggs though, my bator is going to be full for the next two months (I have eggs in it right now, and quail eggs are lined up for next month).

    I'm looking for birds that are either proven show quality by winning at shows themselves, or are the offspring of show quality birds. Thanks!
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    No sumatra breeders on here? [​IMG]
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Good luck on your search...I agree they are beautiful birds and I believe they are on the critical or threatened list. I am sure you will do fine with them as long as they have roosts, I think your pens look really nice. [​IMG]
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks Tiki. I've heard that they need to free range, but I've also seen plenty of success using typical breeding pens. And considering the pen they will be in will have plenty of space and a nice run with perches, they should be fine. [​IMG]
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Is that the new pen you guys got? Thats nice. I see on feathersite there is one lady in CA that you can call for sumatras. I have seen them at shows before. Then if you belong to the ABA you might be able to find someone thru them.
     
  6. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Which new pen are you talking about? We have a semi new coop for our barred rocks, a large coop with free access to the entire horse pastures (thats for our main flock of mix breeds), a room adjacent to the main coop with a run extension outside, and a horse stall that we use for our cochins and where we keep the rabbit hutch the babies mature in.
     
  7. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is an auction on eggbid for bantam black sumatras. I think there askin around $75 or so. Hope i could help.
     
  8. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    wow those are pretty except for that poor guys tail [​IMG]

    but I guess they have other pics for you.

    I just saw a coop you guys posted a month ago and it looked really nice so I dont know which one I cant find the thread.
     
  10. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It must have been our barred rocks coop. It's really nifty, I love it! We may get another one eventually.
     

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