Ayam Cemani chicken
Ayam Cemani chickenCourtesy of Greenfire Farms
Ayam Cemani chicken
Ayam Cemani chicken
Ayam Cemani chicken
Ayam Cemani chicken
Ayam Cemani chickens
Ayam Cemani chicken
Courtesy of Greenfire Farms
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This Rare Chicken’s Body is Entirely Black—Including Its Organs, Meat and Bones

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This article originally appeared on Lost at E Minor.

Prepare to meet the so-called Lamborghini of Poultry. This is the Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia. It’s a rare breed of chicken, and you can probably see why. Everything about it is black: plumage, beak, tongue, legs, toe nails, even its meat, bones and organs! The only thing that is not black is it’s blood – though it comes in a very dark shade.

The word ‘Ayam’ means ‘chicken’ in Indonesian, and ‘Cemani’ translates as ‘completely black’ in Javanese. They get their black coloring from a genetic trait known as ‘fibromelanosis’. Don’t ever make the mistake of slaughtering it for a quick snack, because one chicken costs around $2,500! For comparison, 15 average chickens would cost you just $85, while other special breeds cost about $149, making the Ayam Cemani well-deserving of its nickname.

(Via Viral Forest)


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