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This is for a Pet Quality bird.  Pet quality Ayam's are a treasure to own, but might not be a winner in exhibitation due to not being 100% black. This could mean a toe, toe nail, inside of mouth, a feather mis-coloration, comb, or a non-standard physical trait.  Would be a great start in a breeding program to continuously improve the breed.

 

Why we like them: For us, they are an amazing unique bird that is an ultra-rare must have. In a photograph, the Ayam Cemani is like stepping into the dark side of poultry on a Halloween night. Watching the sun dance off the natural oil in the Ayam’s black plumage is extraordinary. You will be memorized by the holographic shimmers of translucent luster of beetle greens and purples. This ultra-rare chicken is known for being all black (black comb, waddles, black legs, toe nails, black beak, tongue, black muscle tissue, organs, and black bones. Thanks to their black color which absorbs sunlight, they do great in cold, harsh climates. Feather Colors: The reason these rare chickens are pure black is because of a genetic condition called fibro melanosis which is caused by a mutation that affects how pigment producing cells work. The goal for rare breed enthusiasts is to improve the breed to have offspring consistently completely black. We have enriched our flock of Ayam Cemanis over the years by only using the blackest parent stock. We made significant progress over the years improving the Ayam Cemani breed from the original imprefections occuring in Greenfire farms imported bloodlines. Not every purebred Ayam Cemani posses show quality traits. While our flock is known for their exceptionally black features, specifically the genetic trait of fibro melanosis, it is important to understand the fibro melanosis gene is a recessive trait. Part of the rarity is perfecting the distribution of the black pigment in their offspring.

 

Egg Color/ Frequency: The only part of this bird that isn’t black is the egg. Eggs are a beautiful latte-colored. They lay in cycles of 30 days on and 60 days off which contributes to the scarcity of this bird.Personality: They are an active breed that does well in cold climates. They are able to fly higher than other chicken breeds which helps them escape predators.

 

History: The Ayam Cemani originated on the island of Java, in Indonesia, and they’re prized for their black meat mystical powers, and are an important part of traditional culture there. They are often used in opening ceremonies to offer good fortune.ADutchman, Jan Steverink first imported the Ayam Cemani out of Indonesia to Europe in 1998. Since then, it has been imported to the United States.In 2011, a Sweden study concluded a gene called endothelian-3 (EDN3), was involved in the regulation of melanocyte cells which produce pigments. Researchers found around 10 times as much EDN3 expressed in the skin of adult Ayam Cemani chickens than in other breeds. The bottom line is that in these breeds of chickens, the gene that regulates pigmentation is in overdrive in the Ayam Cemani, resulting in the black coloring. As we continue the breed for the blackest color as possible. The quaility of the chicks differenate as does pricing.

 

You can save money on this rare breed by accepting pet qualikty chicks  which means the chick may have flesh color leakages and/or white/gold in wing feather, tongue, comb, mouth and toes.  There are no refunds nor store credit for quality of color, thus do not accept the bird if at pick up you are not completely satisfied with the color quality.

Chick: Ayam Cemani

PriceFrom $30.00
  • Most families are attracted to obtaining their chickens from us because we are proud to be completely different than typical feed store/ hatchery industry standards. Industry standard is to sex as accurately as possible and sell as pullets (female chicks) and force customers to accept a >10% chance of an accidental rooster without the ability to accept returns nor refunds. In addition, industry standard is to sell bantams (such as silkies) as straight runs since they are too small for safe vent sexing. We offer multiple sexing options.

     

    Male

    If you are lucky enough to have a rooster, our male sexing option is a great way to save money on a wonderful breed.

     

    Unsexed

    This option means that the chicks have not yet been sexed and are sold as a straight run. While nature usually averages half girls and half boys in high volumes, families should only order if prepared for >50% possible roosters.

     

    Female Coverage

    This is our most economical choice for families seeking a female. We kept city ordinances that restrict rooster ownership in mind. This option is great for families that want to enjoy a backyard flock of ladies. We use traditional sexing methods on the breeds that capable of being vent sexed, home accidental roosters, and issue store credit of original purchased price. To learn more about how we sex baby chicks based on their breed view: How to Sex Chickens.

     

    Depending on the breed, sexing accuracy can range as low as 50% for bantam breeds, 90% for standard breeds, and as high as 95% for auto sexing breeds. Our female coverage option is not a service fee for sexing the chick, it is the cost difference between purchasing a male or a female chicken. We do not believe in grinding males alive nor suffocating them as day olds to enable a profit when selling a stated female chick at ridiculously low prices. Thus, our female pricing takes into consideration the male left behind with each female purchased. Male chicks are typically half the price of a female.

     

    To qualify for rehoming, the rooster must remain in perfect health. If the family decides to return the rooster, a store credit in the amount of original purchase price is provided. As a family, you are welcome to decide to keep any accidental rooster and forfeit the credit.

     

    DNA Sexed Female Chicks

    For families that get emotionally bonded quickly and do not want to risk a future discovery of a rooster, we offer DNA sexing. DNA sexing is the only true accurate method of sexing baby chicks. DNA testing is a significantly higher financial investment. In most cases, it is 3x the cost as (1) female sex covered chick.

     

     

    Balance accuracy with financial investment

    The sexing decision is one that needs to be made at time of purchased and the original order cannot be altered once the order is fulfilled. It is important as a family to determine the right balance between sexing accuracy and financial investment for your family’s situation.

     

    We provide as much information on our website as possible to ensure families make an informed decision based on their situation and lifestyle. Some breeds are more accurate in sexing and most families find our female coverage adequate in providing a free home for their accidental rooster (up to $100 savings) and use the store credit towards a replacement or our organic feed. While harder to sex bantam breeds, or families that know they will develop a with strong emotional attachment prefer to invest in DNA sexing.

     

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