The Lamborghini of poultry has just pulled into the driveway, and its name is Ayam Cemani. This beautiful bird is a rare species of chicken from Indonesia, and its dark appearance has made this black animal one of the most exotic and mysterious breeds in the world.
Every part of this rare bird is black, from its metallic feathers to its onyx feet. It even has inky internal organs, an effect caused by a condition called fibromelanosis, a harmless genetic mutation that causes extra melanin to seep into the bird’s tissue. This process happens in embryos, resulting in adorably dark Cemani chicks.
Ayam Cemani has inspired Javanese folklore since the 12th century when this black chicken was considered a bird of the elite. Its charcoal-colored blood is rumored to be a delicacy of spirits that bring power and wealth, making this beautiful chicken a good luck charm. Now scroll down below and check the stunning pictures displaying the rare beauty of Cemani.