What is this creature?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by imaginarylies, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. imaginarylies

    imaginarylies In the Brooder

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    I've raised many chickens, but I've never seen one like this. It is supposed to be a 3.5 month old blue wyandotte, like her sister next to her. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm so curious!
     
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  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

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    She looks a lot like my Blue Sumatra girls! She has that sleek, game-like look to her, that's for sure.
     
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  3. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Could you take a close pic?
     
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  4. imaginarylies

    imaginarylies In the Brooder

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    It's hard to get a good shot. I'll catch her in the morning for a closeup. For now, here's what I have. Thanks for your help!


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  5. imaginarylies

    imaginarylies In the Brooder

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    Wow!!! I just looked up Sumatras, and she definitely has that exact face. How cool! Are they rare? How do you like the breed?
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Blue Sumatra. No doubt there.
     
  7. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

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    So far, I like them. The four I have are my first pure-bred birds. I had a roo that was half Sumatra and he was one of the best I have ever owned. I've read that they retain quite a few of their wild characteristics and are pretty gifted at flying. They'll lay a medium sized white egg. I think the males look awesome with their long tail feathers. Often times, they'll also develop multiple spurs on their feet and unlike males of other breeds, have very small combs and wattles. Overall, I'm glad I got them for sure. They're pretty available on online hatcheries, but the Livestock Conservancy lists their status as "watch", so they are uncommon to some degree. I think they'll be a really cool, unique breed to own and a good addition to your flock!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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