Ayam Cemani is an uncommon and relatively modern breed of chicken from Indonesia. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation, making the chicken entirely black; including feathers, beak, and internal organs
An unusual chicken, dubbed the ‘Lamborghini of poultry’, has become the latest must-have luxury item.
Named Ayam Cemani, this gothic bird is black from its comb to its claws, including its muscles, bones and internal organs.
Due to avian flu concerns, these birds are a rarity in many countries outside of Indonesia – however one breeder is now cashing in on their fame.
In an in-depth report, Nautilus describes how one of the most reputable Cemani breeders, Greenfire Farms, is selling the birds for a huge profit.
A one day-old chick of unknown sex can be sold by the Florida-based company for around $200 (£130). On the black market, these birds can go for thousands of dollars.
For comparison, you can get 15 ordinary chicks sent to you for about $85 (£42.50). Other special usually sell at a dozen for $150 (£97).
They are coveted by collectors because Ayam Cemani are rare and exotic. They are also traditionally eaten in Indonesia as part of various rituals.
Named Ayam Cemani, this gothic bird is black from its comb to its claws, including its muscles, bones and internal organs
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