People Are Going Absolutely Crazy For These Completely Black Chickens (Photos)
Well, here's something you don't see every day!
The Ayam Cemani is an incredibly rare breed of chicken now known as the "Lamborghini of Poultry" or the "goth chicken," according to Daily Mail. But what exactly makes the Ayam Cemani so rare?
Well, it's simply because every part of this particular type of chicken is black!
The entire bird -- from the chicken's pigment to its feathers to its muscles -- is dark, all thanks to a genetic condition called fibromelanosis.
Due to fear of the avian flu, these chickens are extremely rare in places outside of Indonesia. But now, Florida-based breeder Greenfire Farms is taking full advantage of the growing Cemani trend.
Paul Bradshaw, the owner of Greenfire Farms, told Nautilus,
You never know what's going to galvanize the imagination of the public.
Very true. That explains why he says he's sold over 500 Ayam Cemani chickens in the last few years alone. Weird.
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Check out the photos below for a closer look!
Looking for something new in your life? You might want to get your hands on an Ayam Cemani.
The Ayam Cemani is a breed of chicken typically consumed in Indonesia.
The breed, which is becoming a popular trend in the culinary world, is known for being blacked out.
Everything from the chicken's feathers to its claws is black.
Their rare pigmentations stem from a genetic condition called fibromelanosis. Aside from that, they're still chickens.
Due to their rareness and trendiness, the Ayam Cemanis are flying out of the coops at Greenfire Farms.
Oh, and they're NOT cheap!
Would you fork over $200 for a chicken? Because that's the price tag of a baby Ayam Cemani!
So, what do you think of the latest food trend? Is it something to add to your diet? Or an idea for a new pet?
After all, not many people have seen a "goth chicken" before!
Check out the video below for a closer look at them in action.
Citations: The 'goth chicken' that has black skin, meat, bones and organs: Day-old chicks of rare breed now selling for $200 in latest craze (Daily Mail), Inside the Goth Chicken: Black Bones, Black Meat & a Black Heart (Nautilus)