Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
This breed came from the island of Sumatra in far off southeast Asia. It is a graceful, Iongtailed fowl with lustrous greenish-black plumage throughout, small comb and wattles, very rare and beautiful.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
Customer Product Reviews
My Sumatras are now 3.5 months old. They are the boldest of the flock. I left their wings unclipped. They fly up on my arm whenever I'm feeding them mealworms. Strong flying abilities.
I have one blue rooster (Sweety) and black hen (Pie). They are almost extinct in North America. I am hoping to breed and win best in show at my state fair. I encorage anyone to buy or breed them.
Whike living in the Arizona Sonoran desert, I had a problem with scorpions until a friend gave me a rooster and 6 Sumatra hens which proceeded to rid my property of the scorpions. I'd turn a bale of staw with my pitch fork and the Sumtras would be waiting until the scorpions were exposed and pounced on them and ate them with a smile like thanks dad. They also snatchd up baby rattlesnakes and all the Gecos they could eat. Great birds and loved them around.
I ordered five of these little darlings about 9 months ago! They are great with other chickens and never pick on any of them. They are very friendly towards humans too! I get eggs daily and right now two of my hens are broody! I have one rooster that protects them with his life. Thanks Mcmurray Hatchery!
The 5 Sumatra chicks I recieved didn't even look like peeps. They are so colored that the children around here thought they looked more like baby ducks and geese. These passively acting chicks are sure to be a barn favorite for the kids to interact with. A wonderfull addition to our flock!
I LOVE these little hens. They are the friendliest chickens I've ever owned. At 3 weeks they fly up on my arm everytime I go to the pen. They are also very vigorous and don't pick on my bantams and crested like some of my larger breeds.