Friday, April 5, 2013

Mottled Javas in the Snow

Mottled Javas in the snow by Caitlan Gerhart

                                               Mottled Javas by Caitlan Gerhart

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Black Java pullet wins Reserve American Class

This Black Java pullet won reserve champion in the American class. Owned by Kate Hartline. The show was The Magnolia Classic in Leesville, Louisiana.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Uniontown Poultry Association - Spring Double Show

image work by Danielle Oudenhoven
Uniontown Poultry Association is having a Spring Double Show April 21st. Cooping-in is Saturday, April 20th and on Sunday April 21st from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. The first show starts promptly at 9:00 am and the second show start 1 hours after the first show ends. Javas will be one of the many meets, for more information on the meets see their website, To request a catalog call Steve Stanish at 724-366-2131 or email

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Auburn Java – Past & Present

The Auburn Java – Past & Present

The Auburn (or Red) Java was mentioned in early chicken literature and it seems its greatest claim to fame was being one of the parent breeds of the Rhode Island Red.  Janet Vorwald Dohner in an article dated July 2010 in “Mother Earth News” states:  “The Rhode Island Red was developed not by fanciers but by poultry farmers in the area of Little Compton, Rhode Island beginning about 1830.  The Rhode Island Red is widely considered to be the most successful dual-purpose breed in North America.  Because of its good production and other useful traits, the Rhode Island Red was one of the most successful and widespread farm flock birds for many years.” To finish reading this please click here.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Java Fowl

Pacific Poultry Craft  October, 1926
The Java Fowl by V. C. Augustine, Pomona, CA
Java research by Glenis Marsh

In my discussion of the Java Fowl, I shall endeavor first to take the reader back over some of the earlier history of this very interesting breed-back when American poultry culture was in it's infancy and the old Dominique the only representation of American breeds.  The breeders and fanciers of those days satisfied themselves with the breeding of foreign fowls--the Asatics, Mediteranean and European breeds.  It was with these breeds as foundation stock that the early American fancier and breeder began the building of the American breeds which have been developed to such high state of perfection today.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dr. W. H. Harwood

Dr. W. H. Harwood - Bit of Java History

by Glenis Marsh

His name was Watson H. Harwood M.D. of Chasm Falls (Malone) New York, Physician there for 52 years, Born: June 18, 1854-December 22, 1934. Information on Dr. W. H. Harwood is quite extensive since he appeared in the local news paper on a regular basis.  There are multiple articles confirming he was a Coroner, Physician, Chairman of the County Committe of Prohibition and Author.  Besides all of this, he Bred and showed multiple breeds of chickens and was the President of the American Java Association, the Proprietor of and on the Executive Committee of The National American Dominique Club and Columbian Wyandot Club.  Anyone who lived in Chasm Falls (Malone) New York would have known him or of him.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Java Manhatten Project

photo courtesy of Garfield farms
by Garfield Farms

When visitors see the Black Java chickens busily scratching and strutting around the barnyard, they probably assume that taking care of them is simply a matter of tossing them chicken feed and filling their water bowls. That is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the museum’s involvement. Behind the scenes, there is a major conservation effort to help preserve this rare and magnificent fowl.