We are passionate and dedicated breeders of Ayam Cemani chickens. At first glance, Ayam Cemani may look like ordinary black chickens, but a closer look will show that the Ayam Cemani is black through and through - meat, bones, mouth, feathers, and skin. The extreme black pigmentation is due to a genetic mutation called fibromelanosis that happened among their ancestors in Indonesia.
Due to the genetic mutation, breeding Ayam Cemani for that completely black coloration provides quite the challenge and keeps us on our toes. Currently, the Ayam Cemani is not a recognized breed by the American Poultry Association, but we breed to the proposed Standard and are active members of the Ayam Cemani Breeder's Association.
Pet quality Ayam Cemani chicks are culls from our program and have flaws that we are trying to eliminate, which may include: grey feather down instead of black, white or clear toenails, and white toe tips. White toe tips are uncommon in our stock, but we do still see them about one in every twenty chicks. Yes, these chicks will grow out of these defects, but that doesn't change the genetics and these chicks should never be bred. Buyers of pet quality Ayam Cemani are required to sign a non-breeder waiver.
Potential breeder Ayam Cemani chicks do not show any major flaws and are often held back for our own grow-out pen, but do become available when our pens are full.
Chicks are subject to availability. We hatch most weeks in April, May, and August. If you would like to special order a larger quantity, please contact us.
We do NOT sex our chicks and all chicks are sold straight run. We're always here for advice. Once chicks leave our property, we cannot control how they are handled.
Pick Up Option
Chick hatches take place on Mondays throughout the breeding season. Farm pick-up is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 6 pm. Please wear a mask and follow your order instructions found on your order receipt carefully.