2016 National Champion Sumatras. Champion Bantam (top) and Champion Large Fowl (bottom) by Ron & Katrina Kuivinen, Graham, Washington. Both birds are black hens. The National Sumatra Meet was held at the Pacific Poultry Breeders Association show in Modesto, California on January 29th & 30th, 2016.
Also, there will be another National Sumatra Meet on Memorial Weekend, 2016 at the Southern Ohio Poultry Show, in Lucasville, OH. This is actually the 2015 National Meet which had to be postponed to May, 2016, due to avian influenza in 2015.
Black Sumatra by Richard Schock, Booneville, North Carolina
Two National Meets of the American Sumatra Association in 2016
1) 2016 National Meet. Pacific Poultry Breeders Assoc. January 30-31, 2016, Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California
2) 2015 National Meet postponed to May 28 & 29, 2016, Southern Ohio Poultry Show, Lucasville
The 2015 National Meet for the American Sumatra Association, set for next weekend in Lucasville, Ohio, has been canceled due to avian influenza issues. Some members were unwilling to risk participating. Now, Ohio has banned Indiana exhibitors from exhibiting in Ohio.
Hopefully, we will be able to hold the Sumatra National at this fall’s, Lucasville, Ohio show. Stay tuned for more information when we get it.
Members at the December, 2014 Sumatra National in Knoxville, Tennessee
The Summer Newsletter of the American Sumatra Association was sent by e-mail on August 24. If you are a member and did not receive it, please let me know. The issue features: profile of member, Wyatt Kennicutt, National Meet information, Sumatra face color, What is a Blue Chicken?
The Fall, 2013 Newsletter of the American Sumatra Association features Richard Schock, Boonville, NC as the “Club Member Profile.” It also included several photos of sumatras from fall shows around the country.
Rebekah Noble, ASA Member won Reserve Champion AOCCL at the 1000+ bird Indiana State Fair 4-H Poultry Show. Black Sumatra bantam. August 8, 2013.
The hatching season has begun for exhibition poultry breeders. (Does it really ever end?) I’m hatching Orpingtons, Australorps, Welsummers, and Plymouth Rocks here in January and February. But, my Sumatras usually don’t start laying until March. I hatch a few in the incubators and then let the hens go broody to hatch and raise their own. Sometimes the hens will share the chicks, as seen in this photo.
Doug Akers, Indiana