Hatching mid-February to May.
Skin Color: Yellow.
Sumatras Egg Shell Color: White or light tint.
Sumatras Use: Strictly an ornamental fowl.
Sumatras Origin: Sumatras come from the island of Sumatra from which they take their name. Sumatra Chickens were originally imported from Sumatra in 1847 to the U.S. and Europe for cockfighting, but today Sumatras are primarily kept for exhibition. 1883 is the year the Black Sumatra was first inducted into the American Standard of Perfection. Sumatras Characteristics: Sumatras are distinctive fowl that look less like domestic poultry than other chickens. Sumatras have rather long tails carried low enough to appear drooping. Sumatras have multiple spurs on each leg, dark purple faces, and a high degree of greenish luster on jet black plumage.
Standard Weights: Rooster 26 oz, Hen 22 oz, Cockerel 22 oz, Pullet 20 oz
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