New in 2022! We are thrilled to offer this extremely rare and beautiful breed! Ayam Cemanis have a gorgeous shadowy brilliance that makes them unique and highly desired.
Likely originating from Java, Indonesia, Ayam Cemanis were once considered sacred because of the black pigment that pervades their body: feathers, comb, beak, skin, wattles, internal organs, meat, and bones (their blood is not black, however). This hyperpigmentation is caused by a genetic condition known as fibromelanosis. Their haunting look is thankfully paired with a friendly, gentle personality.
Not the greatest layers, Ayam Cemanis are known to lay steadily for weeks and then take several months off before beginning to lay again.
Please be aware that the distribution of black pigmentation is not guaranteed in any offspring because the breed, not yet recognized by the APA, can show recessive genes from its Kedu ancestor relatives. Therefore, there may be mulberry-colored leakage in the combs, wattles, ears, and white-color leakage on the tongue, mouth, and toes.
* The minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.