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This Rare “Goth Chicken” Is 100% Black From Its Feathers To Its Internal Organs And Bones
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This Rare “Goth Chicken” Is 100% Black From Its Feathers To Its Internal Organs And Bones

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.

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

~*~ What they didn't tell you ~*~ Even the bone marrow is black. Their blood, although not black, is very dark colored. This exotic breed originated from Java in Indonesia. They were introduced to Europe in 1998 by a Dutch breeder. Ayam Cemani is one of the most expensive chickens in the world with a single bird costing up to $2,500. The chicken lays cream-colored eggs – it is the only part of Ayam Cemani that is not black. However, being poor sitters, they don’t roost and therefore the only way to hatch eggs is to incubate.

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

Fascinating! When we have chickens that don't roost, we tuck their eggs under a roosting chicken. The roosting chicken will raise them as her own. The reared chicks seem to be more hardy than incubated ones, so we try to avoid incubating. Also, so those are some really spendy chickens!!

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Thanos Papadopoulos
Community Member
5 years ago

I am curious about the eggs colour

Slamet Triyanto
Community Member
5 years ago

The eggs are white or more into cream color. They're not black, hehehe

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Slamet Triyanto
Community Member
5 years ago

Hello, I'm from Indonesia, I agree that they're so beautiful. Although they're originally from my country, it's not so easy to find them here because it's quite hard to take care of them. But yes, they're magical and amazing.

Noelle Reagan
Community Member
4 years ago

They are hard to take care of? Meaning they die easily? Does it get cold there? I’m wondering how they handle cold winters?

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Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

That cute lill black chick !

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

I thought the same. A basquet with mixed black and yellow chicks woukd be cuteness overload...

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Rey Pangkoy Fraud
Community Member
5 years ago

A black cock! That sounds wrong but yes, that's a black cock!

Marie Rundel
Community Member
5 years ago

Awsome chicks!

Lynn Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, so beautiful

D Rolls
Community Member
5 years ago

I would let this bird live in the best coup ever. Or even my house. We could watch Modern Family together and read bored panda.

Shirley Richard
Community Member
5 years ago

Unbelievably beautiful. Google images of the chicken after cooking, it's not appealing. It makes me think, how can you kill such a beautiful bird? Don't get me wrong, I love chicken, it's delicious!

Erwin Dwi
Community Member
5 years ago

From what I know (I'm living in Indonesia), they don't cook it.. it's expensive af and it's considered exotic pet. Not to mention ppl usually use them for black magic purposes.. so not a lot of ppl wants to eat it since Indonesian ppl are superstitious..

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Elaine Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

So cute I love this 😊

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

That is a magnificent rooster.

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
5 years ago

Genetic modification? Are they even from Earth? Alien chickens! I love it! ;)

April Callahan
Community Member
5 years ago

mutation, not modification, tremendous difference. just an fyi ;-)

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Lord Beerus
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty cool actually

snazZydoddle
Community Member
5 years ago

they're so pretty!

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

AAAAAHEMMMM! I'm seeing some shades of blue, green and purple. Yep! I'm petty to the bone.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

That's the way light reflects off the feathers. It's like the sheen on oil in the sun. The surface is black, but the light refracts on the smooth surface, throwing back all of the colours in the spectrum. It's a really pretty effect.

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Samara Telford
Community Member
5 years ago

This is my spirit animal

Inana
Community Member
5 years ago

I need one of this, they slay😂

Kacy Gao
Community Member
5 years ago

"It's not a phase, mom!"

Benny Lava
Community Member
5 years ago

In another BP article, a guy checked his wife's google search history and based on that he got her one of these here roosters.

Jon Watts
Community Member
5 years ago

So can we call them Dark meat?

Anna Walczak
Community Member
5 years ago

Where's the pic of black nuggets? 🤔

Ellis
Community Member
5 years ago

Great creature..

Emre
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm surprised with the color inside their beak

Kevin Hartung
Community Member
5 years ago

Chicken from hell ;D

Cory Stone
Community Member
4 years ago

You can buy them from me, I am a breeder in the United States, and am very selective about the ones in my program. Our prices are good, our birds are better. Available now! vividhatchery.com

Sompong Unwin
Community Member
4 years ago

Where can I get them, is anyone know?

Dave Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

meh, the grenfell tower residents who stayed behind are no different

Abel Kato
Community Member
5 years ago

where can i get the eggs?

John Littlewood
Community Member
5 years ago

I breed them they're really friendly birds only had 1 bad experience with a cockerel and it ended worse for him They lay a small cream coloured egg and most mouths are oyster colour unless you feed them black rice

Yesica1993
Community Member
5 years ago

Stunning! I had no idea their insides were also the same color!

Koko Sempai
Community Member
5 years ago

pretty magnificent (* 0 *)

Llamas and Squids
Community Member
5 years ago

i never knew i needed this in my life until now xD

Lynn Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

Their feathers are so glossy!

Lisa Hawks
Community Member
5 years ago

it looks like a statue...awesome

Tariq Hossenbux
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow when I read the line about the organs being black, I thought the whole thing was a joke. Then I saw the chick and knew it was for real.

Edi IP
Community Member
5 years ago

Cemani in Indonesian mystic black magic culture

Rin Rin
Community Member
5 years ago

Thats some majestic black cock! And the lil itty bitty chick, love!

Lesley Henson
Community Member
5 years ago

I have been told black chickens cannot be around normal chickens. The "normal" ones die of fear because they think it is a shadow chasing them. So I have been told.

Viviane Ellingson
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg this is soooo funny!!!!!

Dana Rodic
Community Member
5 years ago

I find this hard to believe.....

Eddie77
Community Member
5 years ago

amazing!

Sonali Dahiwile
Community Member
5 years ago

It's extremely beautiful...

John Bartholomew
Community Member
5 years ago

METAL!

Mangesh Pawar
Community Member
5 years ago

It is available in India too. The chicken lays cream-colored eggs – it is the only part of Ayam Cemani that is not black. However, being poor sitters, they don’t roost and therefore the only way to hatch eggs is to incubate. And we do It. If any one required from India. We will supply / Consult, Send your requirement on map@mrbigfishco.co

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

Gorgeous

Connie Soetanto
Community Member
5 years ago

We ate this chicken here in Indonesia. More expansive but thought to be "healthier". Didnt know its only in Indonesia

Mangesh Pawar
Community Member
5 years ago

It is available in India too.

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Uni N
Community Member
5 years ago

lol not painted? O.o crazy people every where some shaving cat to sell like Hairless Sphynx some tattooing poor cats hmm........

Vincent Ho
Community Member
5 years ago

Erm....it is common in asia .... we cooked them with herbs :/

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful feathers.

Erick Germanotta Damarez
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah! My country's pride.

Laila Kjærgaard
Community Member
5 years ago

They are so nice. I have 3 of them at my farm in Danmark, 2 chicken and a rooster and I have an incubator so I can make more of them 😊. There areal som beautiful ❤

Mare Roev
Community Member
5 years ago

Ciao. Vorrei un chiedo dove trovare giallo e pollo nero. Voglio comprare piccolo cucciolo

Fiona E. Ma
Community Member
5 years ago

What a beauty!

Pretty Flower
Community Member
5 years ago

What beautiful birds. Our chickens are just brown, brown, brown.

Pretty Flower
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh, shoot. sorry if it sounds racist or something. How do you delete comments?

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Studio DDK
Community Member
5 years ago

In our country it's called "Gà ác"

Studio DDK
Community Member
5 years ago

In our country

Massimiliano Tura
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, really astonishing! P.S. Lamborghini ... not Lambourghini

aschoo
Community Member
5 years ago

this chicken vs Harpy eagle

Mike Friedman
Community Member
5 years ago

Editing, people. "Lambourghini." No. It's Lamborghini. It was someone's name.

Nene Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

That's some awkward looking pidgeon :)

Bella
Community Member
5 years ago

hardcore

Prashant Bhandarkar
Community Member
5 years ago

This is not so rare here in India https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadaknath

Dipjai Parial
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't know whether there is a similarity or not but theae type of rare chicken are found in jagdalpur chhatisgarh india. They alao have evwry thing blackn in colour right from flesh eyes & blood . Those were called as kadaknath

Long Nguyễn
Community Member
5 years ago

There are black chickens in Vietnam too. With a much more reasonable price.

Jahnavi Mahanta
Community Member
5 years ago

A breed of black chicken is found in India also. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadaknath

Kerry Frontino
Community Member
5 years ago

This is brilliant. The colour is psychedelic. Back blue purple.

Marie La Souris
Community Member
5 years ago

this is magical

MissGreenGamer
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful hens. Absolutely captivating.

Mabel Cáceres
Community Member
5 years ago

...awww so beautiful!....I would be happy to get a chick :) x

Caeza Dinar Maharani
Community Member
5 years ago

In a lot of traditional beliefs in Indonesia we used to use this chicken as a sacrifice.

Erwin Dwi
Community Member
5 years ago

Still in use for sacrifice to this day tbh, if you looked at the right place..

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santi virasak
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm, those aren't really rare. In my culture we eat them when we are sick.

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

They are lovely!! <3

gediz geduk
Community Member
5 years ago

It's probably going to be bad on the way out to the sun. :)) will be fried chicken

Flower
Community Member
5 years ago

wow!

Vino Tri Mulia
Community Member
5 years ago

They are so majestic

Wahyu Saputro
Community Member
5 years ago

Cemani chicken ya?

Arifin Nur
Community Member
5 years ago

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N*gga chicken bruh

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

~*~ What they didn't tell you ~*~ Even the bone marrow is black. Their blood, although not black, is very dark colored. This exotic breed originated from Java in Indonesia. They were introduced to Europe in 1998 by a Dutch breeder. Ayam Cemani is one of the most expensive chickens in the world with a single bird costing up to $2,500. The chicken lays cream-colored eggs – it is the only part of Ayam Cemani that is not black. However, being poor sitters, they don’t roost and therefore the only way to hatch eggs is to incubate.

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

Fascinating! When we have chickens that don't roost, we tuck their eggs under a roosting chicken. The roosting chicken will raise them as her own. The reared chicks seem to be more hardy than incubated ones, so we try to avoid incubating. Also, so those are some really spendy chickens!!

Load More Replies...
Thanos Papadopoulos
Community Member
5 years ago

I am curious about the eggs colour

Slamet Triyanto
Community Member
5 years ago

The eggs are white or more into cream color. They're not black, hehehe

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Slamet Triyanto
Community Member
5 years ago

Hello, I'm from Indonesia, I agree that they're so beautiful. Although they're originally from my country, it's not so easy to find them here because it's quite hard to take care of them. But yes, they're magical and amazing.

Noelle Reagan
Community Member
4 years ago

They are hard to take care of? Meaning they die easily? Does it get cold there? I’m wondering how they handle cold winters?

Load More Replies...
Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

That cute lill black chick !

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

I thought the same. A basquet with mixed black and yellow chicks woukd be cuteness overload...

Load More Replies...
Rey Pangkoy Fraud
Community Member
5 years ago

A black cock! That sounds wrong but yes, that's a black cock!

Marie Rundel
Community Member
5 years ago

Awsome chicks!

Lynn Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, so beautiful

D Rolls
Community Member
5 years ago

I would let this bird live in the best coup ever. Or even my house. We could watch Modern Family together and read bored panda.

Shirley Richard
Community Member
5 years ago

Unbelievably beautiful. Google images of the chicken after cooking, it's not appealing. It makes me think, how can you kill such a beautiful bird? Don't get me wrong, I love chicken, it's delicious!

Erwin Dwi
Community Member
5 years ago

From what I know (I'm living in Indonesia), they don't cook it.. it's expensive af and it's considered exotic pet. Not to mention ppl usually use them for black magic purposes.. so not a lot of ppl wants to eat it since Indonesian ppl are superstitious..

Load More Replies...
Elaine Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

So cute I love this 😊

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

That is a magnificent rooster.

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
5 years ago

Genetic modification? Are they even from Earth? Alien chickens! I love it! ;)

April Callahan
Community Member
5 years ago

mutation, not modification, tremendous difference. just an fyi ;-)

Load More Replies...
Lord Beerus
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty cool actually

snazZydoddle
Community Member
5 years ago

they're so pretty!

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

AAAAAHEMMMM! I'm seeing some shades of blue, green and purple. Yep! I'm petty to the bone.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

That's the way light reflects off the feathers. It's like the sheen on oil in the sun. The surface is black, but the light refracts on the smooth surface, throwing back all of the colours in the spectrum. It's a really pretty effect.

Load More Replies...
Samara Telford
Community Member
5 years ago

This is my spirit animal

Inana
Community Member
5 years ago

I need one of this, they slay😂

Kacy Gao
Community Member
5 years ago

"It's not a phase, mom!"

Benny Lava
Community Member
5 years ago

In another BP article, a guy checked his wife's google search history and based on that he got her one of these here roosters.

Jon Watts
Community Member
5 years ago

So can we call them Dark meat?

Anna Walczak
Community Member
5 years ago

Where's the pic of black nuggets? 🤔

Ellis
Community Member
5 years ago

Great creature..

Emre
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm surprised with the color inside their beak

Kevin Hartung
Community Member
5 years ago

Chicken from hell ;D

Cory Stone
Community Member
4 years ago

You can buy them from me, I am a breeder in the United States, and am very selective about the ones in my program. Our prices are good, our birds are better. Available now! vividhatchery.com

Sompong Unwin
Community Member
4 years ago

Where can I get them, is anyone know?

Dave Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

meh, the grenfell tower residents who stayed behind are no different

Abel Kato
Community Member
5 years ago

where can i get the eggs?

John Littlewood
Community Member
5 years ago

I breed them they're really friendly birds only had 1 bad experience with a cockerel and it ended worse for him They lay a small cream coloured egg and most mouths are oyster colour unless you feed them black rice

Yesica1993
Community Member
5 years ago

Stunning! I had no idea their insides were also the same color!

Koko Sempai
Community Member
5 years ago

pretty magnificent (* 0 *)

Llamas and Squids
Community Member
5 years ago

i never knew i needed this in my life until now xD

Lynn Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

Their feathers are so glossy!

Lisa Hawks
Community Member
5 years ago

it looks like a statue...awesome

Tariq Hossenbux
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow when I read the line about the organs being black, I thought the whole thing was a joke. Then I saw the chick and knew it was for real.

Edi IP
Community Member
5 years ago

Cemani in Indonesian mystic black magic culture

Rin Rin
Community Member
5 years ago

Thats some majestic black cock! And the lil itty bitty chick, love!

Lesley Henson
Community Member
5 years ago

I have been told black chickens cannot be around normal chickens. The "normal" ones die of fear because they think it is a shadow chasing them. So I have been told.

Viviane Ellingson
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg this is soooo funny!!!!!

Dana Rodic
Community Member
5 years ago

I find this hard to believe.....

Eddie77
Community Member
5 years ago

amazing!

Sonali Dahiwile
Community Member
5 years ago

It's extremely beautiful...

John Bartholomew
Community Member
5 years ago

METAL!

Mangesh Pawar
Community Member
5 years ago

It is available in India too. The chicken lays cream-colored eggs – it is the only part of Ayam Cemani that is not black. However, being poor sitters, they don’t roost and therefore the only way to hatch eggs is to incubate. And we do It. If any one required from India. We will supply / Consult, Send your requirement on map@mrbigfishco.co

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

Gorgeous

Connie Soetanto
Community Member
5 years ago

We ate this chicken here in Indonesia. More expansive but thought to be "healthier". Didnt know its only in Indonesia

Mangesh Pawar
Community Member
5 years ago

It is available in India too.

Load More Replies...
Uni N
Community Member
5 years ago

lol not painted? O.o crazy people every where some shaving cat to sell like Hairless Sphynx some tattooing poor cats hmm........

Vincent Ho
Community Member
5 years ago

Erm....it is common in asia .... we cooked them with herbs :/

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful feathers.

Erick Germanotta Damarez
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah! My country's pride.

Laila Kjærgaard
Community Member
5 years ago

They are so nice. I have 3 of them at my farm in Danmark, 2 chicken and a rooster and I have an incubator so I can make more of them 😊. There areal som beautiful ❤

Mare Roev
Community Member
5 years ago

Ciao. Vorrei un chiedo dove trovare giallo e pollo nero. Voglio comprare piccolo cucciolo

Fiona E. Ma
Community Member
5 years ago

What a beauty!

Pretty Flower
Community Member
5 years ago

What beautiful birds. Our chickens are just brown, brown, brown.

Pretty Flower
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh, shoot. sorry if it sounds racist or something. How do you delete comments?

Load More Replies...
Studio DDK
Community Member
5 years ago

In our country it's called "Gà ác"

Studio DDK
Community Member
5 years ago

In our country

Massimiliano Tura
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, really astonishing! P.S. Lamborghini ... not Lambourghini

aschoo
Community Member
5 years ago

this chicken vs Harpy eagle

Mike Friedman
Community Member
5 years ago

Editing, people. "Lambourghini." No. It's Lamborghini. It was someone's name.

Nene Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

That's some awkward looking pidgeon :)

Bella
Community Member
5 years ago

hardcore

Prashant Bhandarkar
Community Member
5 years ago

This is not so rare here in India https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadaknath

Dipjai Parial
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't know whether there is a similarity or not but theae type of rare chicken are found in jagdalpur chhatisgarh india. They alao have evwry thing blackn in colour right from flesh eyes & blood . Those were called as kadaknath

Long Nguyễn
Community Member
5 years ago

There are black chickens in Vietnam too. With a much more reasonable price.

Jahnavi Mahanta
Community Member
5 years ago

A breed of black chicken is found in India also. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadaknath

Kerry Frontino
Community Member
5 years ago

This is brilliant. The colour is psychedelic. Back blue purple.

Marie La Souris
Community Member
5 years ago

this is magical

MissGreenGamer
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful hens. Absolutely captivating.

Mabel Cáceres
Community Member
5 years ago

...awww so beautiful!....I would be happy to get a chick :) x

Caeza Dinar Maharani
Community Member
5 years ago

In a lot of traditional beliefs in Indonesia we used to use this chicken as a sacrifice.

Erwin Dwi
Community Member
5 years ago

Still in use for sacrifice to this day tbh, if you looked at the right place..

Load More Replies...
santi virasak
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm, those aren't really rare. In my culture we eat them when we are sick.

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

They are lovely!! <3

gediz geduk
Community Member
5 years ago

It's probably going to be bad on the way out to the sun. :)) will be fried chicken

Flower
Community Member
5 years ago

wow!

Vino Tri Mulia
Community Member
5 years ago

They are so majestic

Wahyu Saputro
Community Member
5 years ago

Cemani chicken ya?

Arifin Nur
Community Member
5 years ago

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N*gga chicken bruh

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