The purpose of this thread is #1 so others who are curious about what a batch of Cemani chicks looks like can get an idea ( it’s so hard to find pictures of culls). Also #2 I’d like to hear what others have to say about these chicks or their own experience. Ok so my husband got some Ayam Cemani eggs December 2017 out of curiousity. We are a homestead/hobby farm so the price on these eggs shook me. I can’t recall the price but I do remember I was not happy. Lol. I didn’t know anything about this breed. He showed me pictures and I was intrigued so I started light research. Sadly when our eggs hatched the quality was beyond disappointing to both of us. Some of the chicks were pink skinned and some had white feathers. There were others with white toes, nails or toungues but we were expecting that. Needless to say all but one were culled and we decided to buy adults next time. Well fast forward a few months and we made a 3 hr trip to buy a rooster for our lone survivor that turned out to be a hen, ended up getting another hen as well. Winter 2018 we got our first few fertile eggs and we were relieved to find no pink bodies or white feathers. We did however get middle nails, toes and mouths that were not completely black. We also got a few new oddities like “feather-ish legs” (I’ve already forgotten the term) and naked chicks that were supper slow to feather out. We decided to let everyone grow up in order to see what the degree of change with age is. Figured it would be a cool experience and an interesting dinner in the end but there were so few eggs in December before the frost we decided to experiment again in the spring. 1)We found that the pale nails do darken but retain a telling lining around the edge of the nail. 2)We found that the pale toes also darkened but not enough to match the black skin. 3)We found that tissues of the mouth to include the tongue also became darker but it’s hard to really notice how little or how much because of the struggle of looking in a chickens mouth under good lighting. 4)We found that those feather nubs do not go away. 5)We found that even the naked chicks will feather in they just take forever! So anyway please enjoy pictures of the good and bad chicks we hatched this year so far.