The Java is a critically endangered American breed. The breed comes from unknown Asian origins and is a great home flock bird. They are large hardy birds that are good foragers and well suited for both egg and meat production.
- Breed Purpose:
- Dual Purpose
- Climate Tolerance:
- All Climates
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- Breed Temperament:
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- The Java can be found in black, white and mottled. Pictures courtesy of Chickndaddy.
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
Next to the Dominique, this is the second oldest breed in America. They are a heavy breed with small earlobes. They have medium sized single combs and waddles of red.
The Java is the foundation breed of many other breeds. The Plymouth Rock and Jersey Giant get their creation from the Java. The Java has yellow skin and lays brown eggs.
The Black Java has very dark eyes or dark brown to black whereas the Mottled Java has extremely intense eyes.
With its dual purpose, great foraging, great laying, friendly and docile temperament, the Java is perfect for the small backyard flock.