Java Cock

Java Cock

 

From the American Standard of perfection 1998 edition. Published by the American Poultry AssociationThis material is copyrighted and used with permission from the American Poultry Association. We suggest that all our members join the American Poultry Association and to purchase a Standard of Perfection. You will need a S.O.P to view the photos of how the bird is supposed to look and also to see the reference charts and pictures needed to make your selections for breeding and showing purposes. 

 JAVAS

One of our older breeds of poultry, the foundation came to the US from the Far East.
It did however undergo considerable modification here despite the fact it gets its
Name from the island of Java. Both varieties, the Black and the Mottled, were admitted
To the standard in 1883 at a time when it enjoyed considerable popularity.
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Economic Qualities

General purpose fowl for the production of meat and eggs. Color of skin, yellow; color of
egg shells,brown.
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Disqualifications

See general Disqualifications and cutting for defects.
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Standard weights

Cock……..9 1/2 lbs
Hen………7 1/2 lbs
Cockeral….8 lbs
Pullet……6 1/2 lbs
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Shape Male

Comb: Single, moderately small, straight and upright;
Firm on head; lower in front; evenly serrated, having
Five well-defined points; fine in texture.

Beak: Stout, well-curved.

Face: Surface smooth, skin fin and soft in texture.

Eyes: Large,full,prominent.

Ear lobes; small, oblong.

Head: Medium length and breadth (see description of head
pgs. 28-29)

Neck: Medium length, arched.
Hackle–abundant.

Back: Broad its entire length, long, with a slight decline
To concave sweep near tail.
Saddle–abundant

Tail: Rather long, moderatly full and expanded, carried
At an angle of fifty-five degrees (55) above
Horizontal. (figs. 10-11)
Main tail–long, broad and overlapping.
Sickles–long and gracefully curved.

Wings: Rather large, well-folded and carried without
Drooping.
Primaries and secondaryís–Broad and overlapping
In natural order when wing is folded.

Breast: Broad, full, deep.

Body and Fluff: Body–long,broad,deep.
Fluff–Moderately full.

Legs and toes: Legs set well apart, straght when
Veiwed from front.
Lower Thighs–Medium length, large well covered
With close-fitting feathers.
Shanks–Medium lengh, stout in bone.
Toes–Four on each foot, of medium length straight
And well-spread.
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Shape Female

Comb: Single, moderatly small, straight and upright,
Lower in front; evenly serrated, having five well-
Defined points; fine in texture.

Beak: Strong, well-curved.

Face: Surface smooth, skin soft and fin in texture.

Eyes: Medium size, full, prominent.

Wattles: Medium size, well rounded, smooth, fine in
Texture.

Ear-lobes: Small.

Head: Medium size.

Neck: Medium length slightly arched.

Back: Broad its entire length, long, full near tail coverts.

Tail: Rather long, full, slightly expanded, carried at an
Angle of forty-five degrees (450) above horizontal,
(Figures 10-11).
Main tail–Broad and overlapping.

Wings: Rather large, well-folded and carried without
Drooping.
Primaries and secondaryís–Broad and overlapping
In natural order when wing is folded.

Breast: Broad, full, deep.

Body and fluff: Body–long, broad, deep.
Fluff–Smooth, moderatly full.

Legs and toes: Legs set well apart, straight when
Viewed from front.
Lower thighs–Medium length, large, well covered
With close-fitting feathers.
Shanks–Medium length, stout in bone.
Toes–Four on each foot, of medium length, straight,
Well-spread.
Note–see interpretation of standard — “quality of
Feather,” page 29.
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Black Javas

Disqualifications

More than one half inch of positive white in any part
Of plumage; two or more feathers tipped or edged with
Positive white; skin or bottoms of feet showing complete
Absence of yellow. (See general disqualifications and
Cutting for defects.)
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Color–Male and Female

Comb, Face, Wattles and ear-lobes: Bright
Red.

Beak: Black.

Eyes: Dark brown.

Shanks and toes: Shanks–Black or nearly black,
With a tendency toward willow, black preferred.
Toes–Same as shanks, exept under parts, which
Must be yellow; Bottoms of feet, yellow.

Plumage: See description of black plumage color,
Page 34.

(Description of common plumage color and patterns from page 34)
Black Male and Female
Plumage: Surface — Lustrous greenish black
Unercolor–(except where otherwise specified) Dull
Black in dark-legged varieties; Slate in yellow legged
Varieties.
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Mottled Javas

Disqualifications

Red or yellow in any part of the plumage; skin or bottoms
Of feet showing complete absence of yellow. (See
General disqualifications and cutting defects,)
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Color–Male and Female

Comb, Face, Wattles and ear-lobes: Bright red.

Beak: Horn, shading to yellow at tip.

Eyes: Reddish bay.

Plumage: See description of mottled plumage color,
Page 37.

Undercolor of all sections: Slate.

(Description of common plumage color and patterns from page 37)
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Mottled

Male

Note–In all sections,the white tip is to be v-shaped.
(see figure 53)
Note–Description is worded for varieties that are
mottled white on black base color. For
mottled varieties of other base colors,
substitute that color for black in each section.

Head: Lustrous greenish black about on feather in
three tipped with white.

Neck: Hackle– Lustrous,greenish black,about one
Feather in two ending with a small, sharply defined
White tip.
Front of neck–Same as breast.

Back: Lustrous, greenish black about one feather
In five tipped with white.
Saddle–Lustrous, greenish black, about one feather
In two ending with small sharply defined white tip.

Tail: Main tail–Lustrous, greenish black ending with
White tips.
Main and lesser sickles coverts– Lustrous, greenish black,
Ending in white tips.

Wings: Fronts and bows–Lustrous, greenish black, about
One feather in three ending with a white tip.
Coverts–Lustrous, greenish black ending with a
Small sharply defined white tip.
Pimaries and secondaryís–Black ending with a
White tip.

Breast: Lustrous greenish black about on feather in
Two tipped with white.

Body and Fluff: Body–Lustrous greenish black,
About one feather in two tipped with white.
Fluff–Black slightly tinged with white.

Legs: Lower Thighs–Black, slightly tipped with white.

Undercolor of all sections: Dark slate.
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Female

Head: Black about one feather in three tipped with
White.

Neck: Hackle–Lustrous, greenish black, about one
Feather in two tipped with white.
Front of neck–Same as breast.

Back: Lustrous, greenish black about one feather in
Two ending with a white tip.

Tail: Main tail–Lustrous greenish black, feathers
Ending with white tips.
Coverts–Lustrous, greenish black about one feather
In three ending with a white tip.

Wings: Fronts and bows–Lustrous, greenish black,
About one feather in two ending with a small,
Sharply defined white tip.
Coverts–Lustrous greenish black, about one feather
In two ending with a white tip.
Primaries and secondaries–Black ending with
White tips.

Breast: Lustrous, greenish black, about one feather
In two ending with a small, sharply defined white tip.
Fluff–Black slightly tinged with white.

Legs: Lower thighs–Black slightly tipped with white.

Unercolor of all sections: Dark slate.

 

From the American Standard of perfection 1998 edition. Published by the American Poultry Association.

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