About the cemani

Ayam Cemani is an uncommon breed of chicken originally from Indonesia. The ayam cemani have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (fibromelanosis), making the chicken entirely black, including feathers, beak, and internal organs. The blood of the Ayam Cemani is normally colored.

The hens lay cream-colored eggs, although they are poor setters and rarely hatch their own brood. Eggs weigh an average of 45 g.



Dutch Standard

Characteristics


Type and Carriage

General appearance alert and quite gamey

Body

medium sized, slim, firm and muscular, wings held strongly to body. Alert bearing

Breast

fairly broad, full and firm

Back

back medium length, sloping from the neck; saddle hackle rather short.

Wings

long, large and strong, held slightly high at the shoulders. held tight to the body, and not resting on the back

Shoulders

wide and firm

Tail

held a little high; moderate spread with narrow, medium length sickles

Rump

moderately developed. Parson’s Nose small, and firm, little fluff.

Head

of medium size

Face

black and smooth. wattles medium, small black earlobes

Eyes

large and full of expression, dark brown to black with black pupils

Comb

single, usually with five tos even points, black

Back neck

long and firm; the neck hackle reaching to the shoulders.

Neck

long and firm; the neck hackle reaching to the shoulders.

Legs and feet

Thighs medium, powerful, set well apart, good bend of hock. Straight parallel medium length shanks - black. Four toes long, strong and well spread, with prop toe standing well back and firm on the ground – black. Well-developed spurs in mature male birds

Plumage

Feathers quite short and close-fitting

Black. Green sheen is not so obvious as in some black breeds

Handling

Firm and muscular.

Weights

Male 1.8–2kg
Female 1.2-1.5kg

Rins Sizes

Rooster 18mm

Hen 16mm