The black javas I got from Duane Urch in January are happy, healthy, productive black birds that mostly look like black javas. (I did get one "leggy blonde" cockerel with unusually long legs and a lot of auburn and gold hackle feathers. He dressed out at 4 pounds at 7 months old.) The meat has been tasty. I get 4-8 eggs a day out of 8 pullets. They've backed off lately, I think they are getting ready to molt. The cockerels have been molting for a few weeks now. But I'm still getting 4 eggs/day out of the 8 pullets. 7 pullets if you don't count the broody who has been sitting on eggs for a couple of weeks. In terms of providing meat and eggs for a family, Mr. Urch's birds are fantastic.
Edited to add the pullets started laying at 4 months old.
Hi, please don't take my posts as a neg on Mr. Urch's birds. I did not get my birds from him directly, so I really cannot speak to the quality of his birds. It sounds like from your post you were very happy with the production and look of the birds you got from him. Maybe that is where I need to start. Cull what I have and start over.