- Black Sumatra Chicken
Cackle Hatchery® offers multiple varieties of the Sumatra chicken, including the Black Sumatra. There are a few things that are notable about this chicken’s appearance like the dark to black skin on their face and long tail with black plumage. Originally bred to be a fighting chicken in Southeast Asia, it was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in the late 1800s. You can place your order and we will ship them to you as soon as possible. For additional details about this chicken breed, contact Cackle Hatchery® today!
Newbie Note: There are some white feathers in their 1st and 2nd stage feathering which is normal but by the 6th month they are solid black feathers.
Availability Table coming soon. In the meantime, check out the Master Availability Table
PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: All Other Standard Breed - Oriental
- Weights: Hen -------4 lbs Rooster----5 lb
Pullet-------3 1/2 lbs Cockerel---4 lbs
- Purpose: Ornamental, Egg Laying;Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: White
- Egg Production: Fair
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin: Asia, Island of Sumatra
- APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Critical status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Black Sumatra since 1979.
Excellent birds! Review by Glen
I ordered 25 Chuck's and they all lived, usually a person will loose a few weak chicks. Some have some white feathers don't worry they will all molt out black. As youngsters they are very wild, but they really mellow out nice. Mine well follow me back to the coop after free ranging and some will even eat out of my hand. These birds once mature are black with brilliant green sheen. They are not black like a crow. They have a nice typical crow, and are good foragers. Not great egg layers but these are awesome birds. Mature roosters will get a somewhat red rose combe but it is small. Sub adult hen and rooster can be hard to tell apart. Look at feather length over the saddle and nape of neck. (Posted on 2/21/2019)
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I LOVE CHICKENS (Posted on 12/12/2018)
Unfortunate start, great ending Review by Heather F
I ordered 3 black Sumatra and 3 white Yokohama chicks. When they arrived, the post office called me at 6 am, I picked them up at 6:30. When I got them home to the brooder, I found they hadn't all made it. I lost another the next day. I contacted the company and was offered a refund or replacement with additional order to meet the minimum order. I ended up getting blue Sumatra and more Yokohama since the black were backordered a few weeks. I now have two healthy flocks and I'm working on their coop and run when they're ready to see the real world. This company really came through. The shipping gets costly, but how they package to keep the little ones safe must get costly. (Posted on 4/7/2017)
Wow! Review by Hi
Wow! My chicks just arrived. They are really pretty, and in great condition. The packaging was shocking it was so well! They were also really sweet, they ate out of my hand and were drinking within 15 minutes. They of corse were really sleepy at the end of rhe day. I really do recommend this program, you will not be let down. (Posted on 5/20/2016)
Beautiful chicks Review by Jessica
I am very happy with the look and condition of our Sumatra chicks we received from Cackle Hatchery today. They came when they were supposed to, in a clean box and peeping chicks. All are bright and appear to be healthy as well as eating and drinking. Thank you!! (Posted on 5/20/2016)
Attn:Libby Review by Carrie New York May 2010
I wanted to let you know that our chicks arrived!! I was very impressed with the packaging and service from your company. Right now they are all doing well and we are the most excited. (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Hello Review by Michael New York May 2011
I am letting you know I received my chicks today. They were all healthy and are eating, drinking and sleeping. Thank You Very Much. (Posted on 11/4/2015)