Sumatran Chickens
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Sumatran Chicken is a “royal” looking bird with a long flowing tail and up to three spurs per leg.  It is a decent winter layer of white (or lightly tinted) Eggs, with good mothering skills. The Sumatra Chicken seems akin to the Yokohama Chicken and the Cubalaya Chicken breeds.


The Sumatran Chicken was first imported to the United States in 1847 by a Mr. J.A.C. Butters of Roxbury, Mass. and was called “The Black Yokohama.” Initially, the Black Yokohama was known as a fighting breed. Though the birds are spirited and can launch themselves vertically into the air, they were not champion fighters.

Sumatrans were recognized as a breed by the American Poultry Association (APA) in 1883. They are hardy and easy to raise.