Valley Hatchery is proud to offer the Black Sumatra Chicken, a breed steeped in history and originating from the Island of Sumatra in Asia. Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection since 1883, this rare breed is celebrated for its unique, all-black appearance, which includes a strikingly dark skin and luxurious, glossy feathers. These chickens are particularly notable for their elongated, flowing tails that add to their elegant demeanor.
In the early stages of growth, it’s normal for these chickens to exhibit some white feathers, but by the time they reach six months, their plumage turns into a consistent, solid black. This transformation underscores the breed’s distinctive and evolving beauty.
Although the Black Sumatra Chicken is not renowned for its egg-laying prowess, typically producing around 100 eggs per year or sometimes only one egg a week, they are much more than just egg layers. They embody a piece of living history, making them a prized addition for collectors and poultry enthusiasts who value rarity and elegance. By choosing a Black Sumatra Chicken from Valley Hatchery, you are not just acquiring a bird; you are investing in a legacy of sophistication and natural splendor.