java Chicks not Black but Mottled
It was a very interesting and some what dissapointing afternoon for me yesterday. I have been talking to a friend who has raised chickens his entire life. He is now 70 something. I was telling him about the eggs incubating and having two of the Black Java eggs hatch and how I am having so much fun with them.
What a nice surpirse when he stopped in to see the Easter babies I had been telling him about. He took one look at them and informed me those were no way on earth, Black Java chicks. What?! I felt like he had just called my first born ugly…. He said maybe they are mottled Java but definately NOT BLACK JAVA.
Sure enough, I ran to the computer to look up a photo of a Black Java chick. The chicks I see are black and look nothing like my chicks.
In looking for more pictures of Mottled Java, I’m not even sure the chicks I have are even Java chicks.
I’ll let you know how this turns out. But please any one who has been following my Java quest, the chicks I have are NOT Black Java.