Ayam Cemani Fertilized Hatching Eggs
Buying rare breed poultry from quality breeders is more like making a reservation with a deposit than ordering common breeds from Tractor Supply Online or worse- Ebay. This is because we are a micro farm and highly selective breeder. Your ayam cemanis are "made to order" (for lack of a better term).
Acquiring and hatching your own fertilized eggs isn't something we recommend for a first-time chicken owner, but it is a wonderful adventure that every poultry owner should experience at least once. It is also an excellent way for the experienced chicken owner to acquire their very own 100% pure bred ayam cemanis at a fraction of the price for chicks and juvenile birds.
Your eggs will be collected after payment is received, packed extremely well and shipped USPS Priority Mail to ensure you receive the freshest possible fertilized pure ayam cemani eggs. Fertilized eggs have a high hatch rate if they are set in the incubator in the first 14 days, then it declines dramatically, so we are extremely prudent about being speedy here on the farm.
Hatching rates depend on a variety of factors including the type of incubator, humidity, turn rates and temperature just to name a few. We do not guarantee hatch rates, but can share our own: Gypsy Shoals Farm uses Eco-Maxi II incubators and we achieve an 83% hatch rate with our ayam cemani hatching eggs. Logic would lead us to reduce that number slightly for the stress of shipping, which our eggs do not experience here on the farm. Please take this into consideration when choosing the quantity of ayam cemani hatching eggs to order.
There is ALOT of mis-information about the ayam cemani breed on the internet, so we like to make sure people understand this. Although we have an “egg-ceptional” and stunning breeding group, the gene that actually makes the ayam cemani uniquely black, is a recessive gene. Therefore, in any breeding program, you will get the occasional white toe tip. This can “grow out” and not be visible on your ayam cemani as it matures. However, it also may not. When buying day old ayam cemani chicks, you have the added luxury of a pre-scan that we do for any obvious signs of defect or poor health. With hatching eggs, we are not able to pre-screen the birds and it’s important for buyers of hatching ayam cemani eggs to understand this.
The ayam cemani is the only entirely black chicken on the planet. That includes their skin, internal organs and yes, even their tongues are black. However, contrary to what you may read on the internet- ayam cemanis do not lay black eggs and they do not have black blood. Therefore, don't be surprised when your eggs arrive and they are not black. They are perfectly and exactly the way they should be.