Photo Credit:Â Courtesy American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
Developed in America during the mid-1800s from chickens of Far Eastern descent, the Java chicken was bred for both meat and egg production. The chicken breed comes in both standard and bantam sizes and is available in two color varieties: black and mottled. The Java chickenâ€™s body type is distinctive, giving it a rectangular appearance and a sloping backline. The breed is listed as Threatened by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
Weight:Â 7 to 8 pounds
Urban Uses:Â The Java is a dual-purpose chicken, providing both meat and eggs.
Egg Size:Â Medium
Books & Magazines:
American Poultry Association
Java Breeders of America