The Sumatra chicken is distinctive and beautiful, with long flowing curves, abundant feathering, and a rich green sheen. The Sumatra’s type, size, and flowing plumage is similar to both the Yokohama chicken and the Cubalaya chicken. It was first promoted as a fighting breed – something for which the breed was not truly well-suited. Sumatra hens lay an abundant number of white, or lightly tinted, eggs and are considered excellent winter layers. They are also among the best of mothers and broodies. Both adults and chicks are very hardy and easy to raise.