We will not be offering Ayam Cemani chicks or eggs at all in 2020. We will start selling and shipping this breed again in spring of 2021. We are however still selling our Peafowl chicks and eggs in 2020 if interested in those.
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.