Black Java Chickens
It is so encouraging to me to see so many questions here about the Black Java chickens and so many hits on the posts about them. They really are such a nice breed of chicken it’s also nice to see that their numbers are improving and the recent talk about the Auburn color showing up in some breeding flocks.
I recently spent several days calling, looking around the internet and reading poultry catalogs. I think the best and most reliable place to find the Black Java this year is & where I am ordering mine:
2142 NW 47 Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55066
Here is the nice email I received from him when I asked what the availability of the Black Java was this coming season:
KARYN, THE NEXT SHIPPING DATE IS JANUARY 25TH AND EVERY OTHER MON. THROUGH MAY. THE BLACK JAVA’S ARE AVAILABLE ANY TIME. THANKS THE URCHS
In talking to Strombergs:
I discovered they offer the Black Java and require you order 25 chicks but only 10 of those can be Black Java. The only other breed I wanted was the Delaware and they aren’t offered as part of their special breed selection. So for us this isn’t going to work.
Another possible source would be the eggbid.com and the the backyardchickens.com There are breeders that show up there every so often.
There are plenty of places around offering the Mottled, and I think the best place would be The American Livestock Breed Conservancy.
White are still a challenge for me. I did find one breeder sort of local to me (at least she is in the same state). I haven’t had a chance to contact her recently and see how her flock of black and white are doing.
I hope this information help answer the ever popular questions—-Where to find the Black Java.