anyone on here have any Cubalaya?

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  1. KSALguy

    KSALguy Lost in the Wiregrass Supporter

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    i am seriously thinking about getting a few to experiment with, i would like to know more about them though, like size, egg laying, temprament etc. from what i see so far i really like what they have to offer in a couple projects,
     
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    i believe it was EASTCOASTCHICKEN.COM there was a fella with the monicker CUBALAYA. he raised them. i believe he was in VA or NC. most members there were. he spoke highly of them. you can try and track him down.
    i quite going to the site couple yrs ago i believe. so i dont know if he still frequents it or not.
     

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    Large fowl or banty?
     
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    Sorry, can't help you then :)
     
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    I have had a few for the last 4-5 years. Lay a medium egg, great flyers and foragers, fun to watch. Love the long tailed roosters. The only bad thing about them is it took me a while to get the younger ones to roost in the chicken house.
     
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    i keep mine penned in a tottally enclosed coop and run most of the time only let to free range on days when i am around to lock them back up at night so it shouldnt bee too hard lol, even if they do roost out side the coop on those days the coop is in the woods so lots of nice trees to pick from,

    do they lay well? i am thinking of adding them to my laying flock as well as for projects, i dont need more feed burners that dont produce much,
     
  9. pancho

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    How much differences is there in cubalayas and sumatras?
     
  10. KSALguy

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    Well thats a good question. I want both. Cubalaya are from the philippines via cuba and Sumatra is close to the philippines so they could have some of the same ancesters but they are two differint types. Cubalaya are thicker? Meatyer with a steeper slant to their tail and should have a lobster tail. Sumatra are more streamline with lots more hackle sadle sickle and tail feathers. Black or blue with black face and smaller tight comb.
     
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    Did a google search on your cubalaya last night guy. Those are too cool.
    They remind me of your phoenix you have, or had.
     
  12. KSALguy

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    Yes still have some. Love all the long tail types.
     
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    Me too,,, someday when I get a place again, you'll have to send me some eggs.
    Hopefullly I will have a sitten hen. I prefer ala natural.
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    I have raised the sumatras before.
    There is a pic of one of my roosters beside my name in my posts.
    I really liked them. Mine were pretty heavy birds. Very strong.
    Foraged great and made great mothers. Didn't lay very good.
     
  15. KSALguy

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    I had a blue sumatra rooster for a while. I actually got farther in my project with him than any other. Even tho he was a PITA and got kicked out of the coop. He crossed very nicely with a Phoenix / Spitz / EE hen and gave me some awesome pullets before the coon carnage.