Here is wild green junglefowl confined with a small, white domestic hen with yellow legs, indicating grey and or Sri Lanka JF in her recent ancestry. Very unfortunately, this male may only live a few months at most and may very likely only fertilise a very few eggs. If he escapes back into the forest he may well be carrying the chicken herpes virus- also known as mareks to which Green Junglefowl are extremely vulnerable.
More likely, he will die of nutritional deficiency and exposure to unsanitary conditions and die.
Indonesian poultiers creating bekisar hybrids will attempt to produce the Mutiara type as it brings in a high price tag. A single bird may sell for hundreds even thousands of dollars. They are selected for colouration, voice and disposition.
While I am going to great lengths to provide examples of hybrids photographed primarily in Indonesia, I do not condone the practice. It endangers both wild and captive populations via the transmission of highly communicable diseases.
Flat China White birds hatch from Hsian and Cemani fairly frequently called Ayam Pelung Kedu Putih.
In order to produce a pure white bird, f1 male hybrids ( between a Green JF rooster and a white domestic hen), normal in colour ( intermediate between Green and Red JF but not white) will be bred back to the matriarch and in the second or third generation pure white birds will begin to hatch. These Putih are valued for their voices and are used in ritual sacrifices.
Putih or Mutiara bred to New Batavia utility stock similar to Black Java will often produce these volcanic mud coloured sports.
There is an exceedingly rarer, highly iridescent white gold sport of the Bekisar called Mutiara (pearl). It's valued more than even the Cemani and is never used for sacrifice. It is generally and f1 hybrid between Green JF and white domestic fowl.
The most coveted of these uniquely Indonesian hybrids is the Hitam Bekisar this is a Cemani morph hybrids- that is probably one of the most shockingly coloured birds one will ever see, incredibly iridescent, blue violet, blue turquoise and purple black- just an amazing creature.
As this bird is the more valuable Indonesian Fowl trailed distantly even by the Mutiara, we can be assured that it is this most rare of cemani morphs ends up being sire to the highest quality cemani, within Indonesia.
Within Indonesia there is clear distinction between Cemani and Hitam Bekisar. They both exhibit black bones but the Hitam is a more or less spontaneous mutation whilst the cemani morph is something that is selected for over the course of many generations.
Ulu Cemani hen
When the Hitam Bekisar male is bred to a proper Cemani hen, we arrive here:
He's black boned, violaceous and red winged. He's inherited the maruban rounded hackles of the green junglefowl along with other traits of that species.
This is the wild type that many chickens on the island of Ponape take, which gives a good indication of their genetic background.
Edited by Resolution - 3/5/12 at 8:39pm