Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Java Facts

Java mom with chick

  • Java chickens are usually black, but also come in white, mottled and auburn. They are solid, sturdy birds.
  • The Java was developed as a pioneer breed in the USA from various Asian breeds sometime before the mid 1800’s.
  • Javas are large, well built chickens with stocky bodies and large breasts. Java roosters average over 9lbs and hens over 6 lbs.
  • Javas have gentle dispositions.
  • A hardy, dual purpose breed the Java are suited to both meat and egg production. 
  • They are also economical eaters and superb foragers. 
  • Javas are great mothers.

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