It is considered that the Java chickens were developed in the U.S. from chickens of unknown Asian extraction. It is one of the oldest American chickens. The Java is considered to be a significant foundation breed for the American class of chickens, having contributed significantly to major modern fowl such as the Jersey Giant, Rhode Island Red and Plymouth Rock. It is probable that this breed is the source of the yellow skin in contemporary Dominiques, which once had white skin.
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Java chickens serve the dual purpose of egg production as well as for meat. Javas have large single combs, and black beaks, shanks and toes. They have small earlobes and red colored medium size combs and wattles. Like the Rhode Island Red, they are rectangular in shape but with a sloping back line. They have full rounded breasts and as it should be, they have long backs. They are large birds with a sturdy appearance and are very hardy.
Black, Mottled, and White are the three color variations of Java chickens. The Black Java is noted for the beetle-green sheen of its feathers, black legs with yellow soles and very dark eyes. The Mottled and White have mostly yellow skin, with horn colored beaks. Mottled Javas should have very deep red eye color, and their feathering is splashy black or white mottles. The legs of the Mottled Java are leaden-blue with yellow soles. White Javas have yellow leg color.