The breed originated from the island of Java, Indonesia and have probably been used for centuries in religious and mystical purposes. The breed was first described by Dutch colonial settlers and first imported to Europe in 1998 by Dutch breeder Jan Steverink. Their beck and tongue, comb and wattles, even their meat bones and organs appear black, The blood of the Ayam Cemani is normally colored. The birds' black color occurs as a result of excess pigmentation of the tissues, caused by a genetic condtion known as fibromelanosis. This gene is also found in some other black fowl breeds.
This Indonesian breed takes black to the next level! Often referred to as the "Lamborghini of poultry.” The bird has a mutant fibromelanistic gene – a gene that deposits excessive black pigment.
Hen 4-1/2lbs Rooster 6lbs
Select Pickup Date: These are available as a special order meaning there is a minimum order of 5 chicks. Select desired pickup date (we request at least 4-6 weeks notice). After hatch date is set, the chicks will be available for pickup when chicks are 2 days old. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 36 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 36 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Picking up Chicks: You will be notified by email of the confirmed hatch date and that the chicks have hatched and will be ready to go along with available pick up times and location. If chicks are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
100% Healthy Chicks Guarantee: If there is a problem with ANY of the birds after pick up you must CALL US IMMEDIATELY so we can help trouble shoot any possible causes for the problem. Review our Chick Care Guide for tips on how to set up their area and proper care. On cold days plan on bringing or purchasing a heating pad for their travel home. It is highly recommended you have a thermometer in their brooder to observe that the temperature is as recommended by age.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen. But inventory is constantly changing.