Sumatra
Other Names:
Ayam Sumatra, Black Sumatra, Sumatra Game
Origin:
Indonesia
Egg Color:
White
Egg Size:
Medium
Avg # eggs:
100/yr
Climate:
Hot
Comb:
Pea
Standard Cock Size:
2.25 kg
Standard Hen Size:
1.80 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
0.68 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.63 kg

Sumatra

The Sumatra, which comes from the island of Sumatra or the Malay Archipelago,was originally imported as fighting cocks for cockfighting purposes but today are used primarily for exhibition.

The breed has a long, flowing tail, carried horizontally, and a pheasant-like carriage are distinguishing characteristics. Sumatras are prolific layers of white eggs and excellent sitters, especially being used to hatch waterfowl. In the late 1970s, a strain of bantams was created.

References

  1. https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/sumatra
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumatra_chicken