Indonesian Black Chicken Is Crème De La Crème Of Poultry
Believe it or not, the rare Indonesian Ayam Cemani Chicken is completely black – We’re not just talking about their feathers; their organs are black, as well as their meat.
The only thing that isn’t black is their blood, although it is in a dark shade. The chicken’s black color is a result of a genetic trait known as “fibromelanosis” and is also characteristic of Chinese Silkies, another breed of black chicken. Apart from being exotic, the Indonesian black chicken is also extremely expensive.
Namely, one chicken costs around $2,500 and you can buy a young pair for approximately $5,000.
Editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Dana Cowin explained to Business Insider:
“To be fair, it is an all black chicken. So it’s very chic. Its feathers are black. Its organs are black. Its meat is black. So it’s very special, it’s a rare breed chicken. At $2,500 a pop, $5,000 for a pair, you’re probably not gonna go eat that bird anytime soon. The market is not large, but it’s passionate. This guy [Paul Bradshaw] who has imported this breed…he has a higher demand for these chickens than any other chickens in his rare breed collection. So among the people who care… they do care a lot.”