After trying for two years I finally got some Black Java chicks. I first ran across an article in Mother Earth News in 2003 and have been keeping them in the back of my mind. However I wasn’t prepared to keep them until about two years ago. They are an endangered breed and are reported to be good dual purpose birds as well as good foragers. I found someone only about 5 miles from me that had got some birds from Garfield Farm and I was able to get 8 birds from her that hatched about the first of July. Sometime in early spring 2015 I hope to start hatching my own Black Java chicks.
The American Livestock Bread Conservancy lists the Java as a threatened breed.