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Ayam Cemani Chicken
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Primary Use: Dual Purpose
Bird Size: 3-6.5
Egg Production: Good
Egg Size: Medium-Large
Egg Color: Pinkish to Tan
Comb Type: Single Comb
Hardiness: hardy breed more heat tolerant than cold
Temperament: friendly like human interaction
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Who is the rarest and most sought after chicken breed on the planet?…Ayam Cemani Chickens of course! They originate in Indonesia and have black feathers, black skin, black comb and wattles, black flesh, black organs, black bones and all…wow! This makes this chicken breed one of the most beautiful chickens on the planet, hailing them as “The Lamborghini of Poultry.” We like to think of them as a gothic and cool/hip chicken breed.
In Indonesia, they are known for their mystical healing powers due to their black hyper-pigmentation. Ayam Cemani is a melanistic breed, which means an overdevelopment of melanin. Their ink-black feathers shimmer with a metallic sheen of beetle green and purple. The Ayam Cemani are friendly birds, and the hens lay about 60 to 80 cream-colored eggs their first year, after that it can increase to 60-120. A typical laying cycle lasts for about 20 to 30 eggs, then the hen will stop laying for three to six months. They are a real eye candy here on the farm, and definitely act like princesses. They are an intelligent breed, ours coming up to us begging for attention, treats, or just company. They are typically easy going and some of our hens have been excellent mothers to their chicks.
It is important to understand that not all Ayam Cemani offspring grow up to be solid black, even with solid black parents. We cannot guarantee the distribution of black pigment in the offspring you receive as each chick will turn out different. Our breeding program is in process so we are always perfecting our flock and expanding the gene pool. Many babies have, like we said above, possible white toes and some are grey (this can go away as they get older). If you are wanting only 100% black please message us for that specifically. When ordering you will get a mix of what is available. They are all gorgeous and unique no matter what.
Ayam Cemani can be cold & hot weather hardy, low maintenance, tame and easy to handle. We would say they are higher in the pecking order of the coop hierarchy.
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Pre-ordered adults and hatchlings may be picked up by appointment. To safeguard our birds from exposure to disease brought in by visitors, in accordance with the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, areas where birds are kept are off limits. However you are welcome to look at all the breeds and interactions, it is a site to see.