Sage Acres Ayam Cemani first breeder in California of authentic ac's from known genetics The Ayam Cemani chicken originally descended from Java Indonesia, it was created by isolating and duplicating the fibromelanistic mutation of the melanin gene. The Ayam Cemanis is believed to be seen as early as the 20th century, a descendant of the red jungle fowl. Ayam Cemanis were originally brought into Europe by the dutch breeder, Jan Steverink in 1998. Ayam Cemanis are seen as the most valuable collector breed of chickens available. It’s extremely hard to source good quality birds as many breeders don’t fully understand what fibromelanistic testing is and also can’t identify single copy birds.
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