RARE: Ayam Cemani Chickens
TAKING ORDERS FOR October Hatch. Beginning of October we should have straight run chicks available. I will only take a few orders. Then you will have to wait until Spring for more chicks because weather will be getting to cold to ship after that.
Ayam Cemani Chickens. Our homestead farm flock consists of several top quality solid black birds. This is not a cross breed. Our foundation stock is from the richer black lines several top US breeders brought in from Indonesia and then took several yrs of selective breeding to get the coloring as rich black as possible throughout. If you have had this breed before from another line you will notice ours when compared are larger, stand taller and have bigger combs, and consistently are blacker pigmented. Many of our past chicks have received blue ribbons for the quality that years of selective breeding has created.
Ayam Cemani originate in Indonesia and are known to be black through out their bodies… black feathers, black skin, black comb and wattles, black flesh, black organs, black bones and all. The only thing that is not black is their blood, although it is much darker than average chicken blood. Their feathers are black as black can be with iridescent blues, like an oil slick, to the feathers in sunlight. This makes this breed one of the most beautiful chickens on the planet, hailing them as “The Lamborghini of Poultry.” The rarest and most sought after chicken breed on the planet!
In Indonesia, the all black chicken is known for their mystical healing powers due to their black hyper-pigmentation. The hens lay about 80-120 eggs each year. Their eggs are unusually large proportion compared to the hen’s body, making them a low feed cost breed with excellent egg laying capability. Although this is an all black bird and our breeding stock the blackest of black show quality birds, it is important to understand that not all Ayam Cemani offspring grow up to be solid black, even with solid black parents you will get throw backs with colored or diluted undertones in the feathering from time to time. We cannot guarantee the distribution of black pigment in the offspring you receive as each chick will turn out different.
Hardiness and Personality: Ayam Cemani are usually cold & hot weather hardy, low maintenance, tame and easy to handle. Many people train them to be therapy pets and even have them live in their home.
Ayam Cemani Breed info: Origin: Indonesia, Type: Standard Large Fowl, Size: Large (5-7 lbs), Rarity: Extremely Rare, Colors: Black, Egg Laying: Good (3-4/week, 80-120/year), Egg Color: Cream, Light Tan, Egg Size: Medium, Unique Feature: World’s Only All Black Chicken Inside & Out, Cold Hardiness: Ok Winter Tolerance, Heat Tolerance: Great Heat tolerance, Docile: Yes, Setter/Broody: Yes, Sometimes, Personality: Very human friendly, curious and docile.
The farm (FLF), we received half of our adults from sells them regularly for $1000 for each Juvenile bird. We offer the same quality chicks as they do for much less. Here you only pay $250 for a juvenile chick. And only $50 each for our day old chicks.
Color: Are ALL Ayam Cemani the same deep black color? The answer is absolutely not. There are genes that when expressed uniquely or are not present can cause color that looks like it is bleeding through the black. The perfect black Ayam Cemani has 2 copies of the fibromelanistic gene and gypsy gene is expressed perfectly it also expresses the frbro gene correctly with being solid black. Not every bird will have 2 copies of the gene and if gypsy gene is not present that to can make a difference. Every bird expresses the Fibro gene differently. In many cases a bird with only one copy of the gene looks like it has two copies. When you are wanting to breed for future chicks and hatching eggs to sell you should only breed solid black birds with no color leakage and no mulberry coloring showing up, then you will get less offspring with color coming through. If you see color in offspring then you need to test breed to see which parent you need to replace. It could be that one parent has 2 copies and the other parent has 0 copies. Yes a 0 or 1 copy Fibro Ayam Cemani can look solid black if it has the gypsy gene… test breeding would need to be done to see how many genes each parent has. We only breed solid black parents that are top quality but like ALL breeders can have a few chicks show up with genes that cause some color. We are one of the few breeders that are completely honest about this. We usually throw in an extra chick or two since we can not guarantee every chick to be the perfect Ayam Cemani. If a seller says “all” their chicks are perfect black coloring I would research that seller / breeder and you will most likely find it to be untrue. It is best to be honest and help those KNOW the breed enough to help them make good breeding decisions themselves. So no matter who you get your chicks from just know that some will be good for breeding and some best for the stew pot. Or if your just keeping for your own back yard flock and are eating the eggs then a little color just gives your pet chicken some character. A true black Cemani will have the oil slick type of iridescent green sheen on his black feathers in direct sunlight and this is not the color leakage we are talking about in this paragraph. We want only happy customers that want to keep coming back to us so if you are not 100% happy with your order I want to know so I can make it right with you. I am also available to talk to you unlike many sellers that just do not have good customer service and you never hear from again… I like to hear how the chicks turn out as adults so would love an update when your chicks are adults.
The Ayam Cemani Breeder’s Association is a good place to learn genetics on this breed and help you become the best breeder you can. I suggest visiting their site to research the breed.