The Ayam Cemani Standards
Carriage and Type
General appearance alert and quite gamey.
Body medium sized, slim, firm and muscular, wings held strongly to body. Alert bearing.
Breast fairly broad, full and firm
Back medium length, sloping from the neck; saddle hackle rather short.
Tail held a little high; moderate spread with narrow, medium length sickles. Rump - moderately developed. Scooped up and down like a horse tail. Parson's Nose small and firm, little fluff.
Wings long, large and strong, held slightly high at the shoulders. Held tight to the body, and not resting on the back. Shoulders wide and firm.
Medium size. Long, Round and flat.
Beak well curved and firm. Black color up and down. Length 1.8 cm, width 1.2 cm. Black tongue, landslide and black throat.
Eyes large and full of expression, dark brown to black with black pupils.
(Face full, fine in texture, clean, free from feathers, whrinkles and overhanging brows.)
Comb: single, 3,5 or 7 points. Usually 5 points.Black. Back of comb not following down the line of the neck.
Wattles: Couple, big, smooth, and black color
Long and firm: the neck hackle reaching to the shoulders.
Feathers quite short and close-fitting. Solid black over all
Thighs medium, powerful, set well apart, good bend of hock. Straight parallel medium lenght shanks - black. Four toes long, strong and well spread, with prop toe standing well back and firm on the ground - black. Well-developed spurs in mature male birds.
The general charecteristics are simular to those of the male, allowing for the natural sexual differences. The back line of the hen can be less angled, the face is often a more intensive black.
Tail makes an angle of 30-45 degrees
Black throughout with some green sheen. Although the green sheen isn't so obvious as in some other black breeds.
Round and Black
Face, comb, ear-lobes and wattles black
Shanks and feet
Souls of feet and toenails
Rooster 2,00 - 3,50 kg
Hen 1,50 - 2,50 kg