Java Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by usschicago1, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. javachick

    javachick Out Of The Brooder

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    OK I think I got it. Here are some photo of my Black Java Chickens:

    Older Black Java Hen Spurs
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    8 year old Black Java Rooster Spurs
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    Close up of Black Java Rooster Spurs
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    My current Older Black Java Trio; 8 year old rooster, 4 year old Black Java Hen, 5 year old Black Java Hen
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    Quinn 4 year old Black Java Hen
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    Trixie 5 year old Black Java Hen
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    8 year old Black Java Rooster son of "The Old Man"
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    A photo of my original Black Java Rooster "The Old Man" with his ladies
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    javachick
     
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  2. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    Interesting comb points on the roos, and thanks for all the photos !
    Beautiful birds !!
    Here is some newbies to the world:
    pipped at 6AM, running around by 7 AM...
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    and the little guy (gal) is gone !!![​IMG]
    Still more pips happening...this is day 19...these babies seem to only take 19 days no matter who hatches them and no matter what state they are in !
    Look Joy!!!!![​IMG]
    Yes, I did lockdown on day16 cuz I just knew they would hatch early...
     
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  3. javachick

    javachick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Chickielady

    Both the roosters have over the years lost most of their comb points to frostbite and
    these are photos of them at 8 and 9 years old.

    Your chickies are so cute!

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  4. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    I kinda like their look ! [​IMG]
    They sure are beauties !
    As of right now, the second java that pipped still has not zipped, but I see a tiny beak poke out every so often so it is alive...just resting I guess.
    The first born is doing great.
     
  5. RS

    RS Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 nice java roosters looking for homes. We should have some chicks soon as well.No reasonable offer refused for the roosters. Located in NE Ohio. They are very nice examples of the breed, but we do not have room for these 2 guys.
     
  6. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    robin, i am so excited. yes, i am interested whether it is just my birds' chicks or others' as well that are hatching at 19 days. comments welcome, y'all!

    very interesting that you did lockdown on day 16! would like to hear more about this practice as i have not heard of it. is there a downside?
     
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    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    robin, i am like an impatient grandma here. [​IMG]
     
  8. Rainwolf

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    Quote:she has 2 running around and a bunch more pipped and peeping!... I'm waiting also!
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  9. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Congrats on your hatches everyone ! [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    well, sorry about that, posted but it did not post for some reason,
    Anyway, DH in California all last week so we have been shopping to stock back up on food and Thanksgiving stuff, and feed.
    OK...the Java that pipped and zipped is great, moved on to the brooder and is eating and drinking...and the Java that pipped and did not zip that I was concerned about...zipped this afternoon...and is fine as well, and then today a Cuckoo Maran of mine zipped, and all 3 are fine.
    This is day 20 now ![​IMG]
    The reason I locked down early is because yours pipped early, and they were very fresh, here in 2 days and so I expected an early hatch.
    I have never had any issues with a 16 day lockdown or a 18 day lockdown.
    I have books that say lockdown on day 14 !
    So it just depends on you, and your hunches, I guess.
    All things taken into consideration, I have had babies pip at day 19 20, and so on and even a few that hatched on the 24th day !
    Those were my BBS Marans...they are not the sharpest tools in the shed if you know what I mean.
    I kind of feel they are like the Valley Blondes of the chicken world [​IMG]
    So Grandma Joy ! Your grandbabies are popping out!!![​IMG]
    What you should do is write the hatch dates down, yours, mine, who ever else's and Rainwolf when she gets hers...and compare.
    It is my belief that some birds are faster developig and I do think it is true with the heritage birds, part of their survival processes to be stronger and develope faster, what says Javachick ?
    Javachick: How many days are typical to hatch your chicks ?
    I gotta go sell Emus....
     

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