Java Chicken Update
I’m still searching for the Black or White Java chickens I want to raise in the spring. I have all my coop plans made and even some of the lumber and the door. I have my heart set on the black.
I do have an offer to purchase adult birds this winter. I can’t because I don’t have a safe place for them until spring. I tried my friends if they could hold them for the winter but their coops are full!
Here is what I have come up with so far…. (updated from my last post in red)
Garfield Museum email@example.com (630) 584-8485-Can’t get them to answer email or return phone calls.
Urch Turnland Poultry Owatonna Minn. (507) 451-6782-tried call a few times with no answer or machine to leave a message.
Darkeggs.com Lists mottled Java-Will be offering in spring 09′ straight run $2.24 each order 1-24 birds. They have a link to be notified when available. Also offering Pullets and Male.
North American Java Club 1498 Mason Bay Rd., Jonesport, ME 04649-no answer to email.
Ideal Poultry lists black and mottled-Will have only Mottled in 09′ ..I have been told but not had the time to confirm this…their java stock is not show quality and you may or may not actually receive true Javas…. that being said it came from a well respected breeder local to me who has ordered from Ideal for many year. He said if you want egg layers or meat they are good, if you want to breed or show they are not so good. (again this is from a 90+ year old gentleman who has raised chickens since he was a young man. so take it for what it’s worth.)
Sand Hill Preservation Center lists mottled with min. order of 10 chicks @ $4 each. –Taking orders for 09′
Strombergs Poultry lists Black and not taking 09 orders until sometime in Jan 09.
Shady Lane Poultry Farm, PO 612 Columbus IN 47201 list Black-looks like they will have black in 09′. But their email said they no longer sell chicks…? if they have eggs.
http://www.localharvest.org/ark-product.jsp?id=164– Check for your local region.
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy,P.O. Box 477,Pittsboro, NC 27312 ,919-542-5704,
http://www.albc-usa.org -List Mottled Java.
Hope my effort helps someone looking for Java chickens. I have read all the well known yahoo groups and chicken forums. No one can give any precise info. on where the Javas are, just guesses or info on where they were a year ago.