Monday, April 29, 2013

Sumatra, the unique chicken from Sumatra

Sumatra chicken
The chicken is very unique because the multiple spurs at its feet. Sometimes each foot has three spurs. Off course, only male whose has spurs. This unique chicken origin is Sumatra, Indonesia. United States imported the chicken in 1847. In 1883, this chicken was inducted in American Standard Perfection. 
Actually, the Sumatra was a pit cock or fighting cock. This chicken is very aggressive but it will not fight until die.  It will run when it feel cannot win the fight. Because of he cockfighting chicken forbidden, the chicken raises for exhibition only.
People loves the chicken due it's attractive plumage. The black beetle green color is throughout the body and tail feather. The chicken has no feather at its feet. The Sumatra is also available in blue and white.
The male weighs 4 pounds while the female weighs 3 ½ and 4pounds. The female lays 100 eggs in a year. The Sumatra lays small and white shell eggs.

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