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Ayam Cemani Question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MaconMommy5, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    My husband is locked on to finding Ayam Cemani Eggs.. I found some but I was under the impression the birds were solid black. They're 10$ an egg with $20 shipping. Can anyone tell me the difference in Solid Black cemani's and these?

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  2. -Wirth-

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    Are you calling them not solid black because of the green sheen on them? They look like solid black purebred Ayam Cemani to me. You and your husband should research this website before buying those eggs though. You could buy some eggs and none of them could be perfect quality. They are unlike all other breeds of chickens. You really have to cull cull cull for several generations to continue getting the best birds that you can. I'm not trying to talk you out of buying them, mind you. I just want you guys to know what you are getting into by buying eggs, or even chicks for that matter. A lot of people do show pictures of their good Ayam Cemani chickens and then sell subpar offspring to make money. I personally, do not have any because quite frankly they freak me out. I did decide to learn about them though and they are a very interesting breed.
     
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  3. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I didn't know they had a sheen to them until just a few moments ago. All articles I ever found stated "Solid Black' So I was confused. I have talked to quite a few breeders and gotten their stats on Hatch rate and cull rate. I know that it's a breed in progress, But it's a task my husband wants to take on So I'm going to let him go for it. Thank you for your advice though! I'm going to make sure I pass it to my husband!
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    There isn't really a standard for what's a "good" Cemani yet, aside from blackness. Usually flawed birds will have pigment patches on the toes, inside the mouth, or lighter, mulberry combs/wattles. I believe you sometimes also see minor gold or silver leakage in the hackles. From my knowledge of Cemanis, these would be considered good birds.
     
  5. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you! It's hard to find good info like that on google when you're in a rush. Lol
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Our BYC member Pyxis breeds Ayam Cemani and could answer your questions.
     
  7. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I actually thought of that last night and messaged her. Thank :)
     
  8. Ayam onthe Farm

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    I don't breed the roosters unless they have a sweeping curved tail and are all black. It is very difficult to get one that is just right, but when you do, You'll know it. Awesome birds. BTW, I sell them for 3/$75 or 5/$100. Their parents are directly from GFF. I just don't think any chickens should cost $200.
     

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