When selecting Ayam Cemani for my breeding program, I meticulously follow the guidelines of the Ayam Cemani Breeders Association Standard of Perfection and the ACBA Code of Ethics. These chickens are often referred to as the Lamborghini of the poultry world due to a unique mutated gene found in this wild landrace chicken from Central Java, Indonesia. This gene causes an abundant production of the melanin known as Fibromelanistic, resulting in a bird that is entirely black, including its feathers, beak, internal organs, and meat.
The roosters typically weigh between 4 to 5 pounds, while the hens weigh between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds.
In terms of egg production, the hens are known to be poor layers, producing a maximum of 80 white-colored eggs per year, ranging from white-tinted to cream. They may lay around 30 eggs, take a break, and then resume laying at their own discretion.
Both roosters and hens possess distinct characteristics. Roosters are tall and highly alert, always conscious of their surroundings. On the other hand, hens are alert but tend to be less aware as they spend their time scratching and eating. Both have short, narrow feathers that fit snugly against their bodies. They feature a single medium-sized comb that stands straight and upright, showcasing five distinct deeply separated points. Roosters in Indonesia may have flopping combs. Additionally, they have smooth, deep medium-sized black wattles, small black oval earlobes, a strong black curved beak, a tail carried at a 45° angle, and non-feathered black legs with four black toes and black toenails.
As the cockerel or pullet matures, it is crucial that no leakage (non-black pigmentation) of any color appears in its feathers, skin, shanks, or toes. Mulberry characteristics (reddening of color) should also be absent in the combs, necks, and wattles. Essentially, the perfect Ayam Cemani is the blackest bird with a stunning greenish sheen to its feathers. Any Ayam Cemani on my farm that displays leakage and/or mulberry wattles or comb will be assigned to my egg producing flock for the rest of their lives.
It is important to note that currently, the Ayam Cemani is not recognized as a breed by the American Poultry Association. However, every Ayam Cemani chosen for my breeding program adheres to the proposed guidelines of the Ayam Cemani Breeders Association Standard of Perfection and the ACBA Code of Ethics. Additionally, they possess the distinct characteristics of roosters and hens, including their tall and highly alert nature, short and narrow feathers, single medium-sized comb, smooth deep medium-sized black wattles, small black oval earlobes, a strong black curved beak, a tail carried at a 45° angle, and non-feathered black legs with four black toes and black toenails. Roosters in Indonesia may have flopping combs. In terms of egg production, the hens are known to be poor layers, producing a maximum of 80 white-colored eggs per year, ranging from white-tinted to cream. They may lay around 30 eggs, take a break, and then resume laying at their own discretion.
Day -Old Unsexed Chicks and Fertile Hatching Eggs
Will begin again around the summer of 2024
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All day-old chicks and fertile eggs sales shall be coordinated exclusively through email communication to [email protected].
Older Organic Ayam Cemani Availability
As of January 1, 2024, I regretfully inform you that I am currently out of stock on pullets/hens and cockerels/roosters. For inquiries on prices and shipping, kindly reach out to me via email at [email protected].
Some Ayam Cemani birds that do not meet the standards for my breeding program are currently being raised in the egg flock production team. These birds are now ready to either establish their own flock or join an existing one. Through the practice of intelligent breeding by observation, I continuously strive to enhance the Ayam Cemani breed by selecting only the finest qualities for both my personal collection and for egg sales each year. Any of my organically raised birds would make a fantastic addition to your own flock.
All birds aged four months and above have either undergone NPIP testing in Georgia or have been hatched from tested parents. They are now available for pick up at a nearby location or can be shipped at an additional cost. To receive photos and pricing, kindly email me with your zip code and specify the type of birds you are interested in at [email protected].