Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Beautiful All Black Ayam Cemani. It's Known As The Lamborghini Of Poultry...
is the most rare and exotic chicken breed in the world. Hence the unusual title of The Lamborghini of Poultry.
I'm delighted to inform you of these facts because it's vitally important that you know.
Everything about this poultry is black. The feathers are black with a greenish purple metallic sheen. The comb, the toe nails, the skin, the flesh, the bones, even the marrow, the eyes, the tongue and all its internal organs. Weird don't you think. They get their colouring from a generic trait known as Fibromelanosis, which is a mutation that existed in Asia more than eight hundred years ago.
Originating from the Indonesian island of Java, the Ayam, meaning chicken in Indonesian, Cemani, meaning completely black in Javanese, is known to have mystical powers and have been used for sacrificial rituals and in the making of medicines with some folk believing that owning one can bring fortune and luck.
And if you're lucky enough to have a fortune
you may consider buying one. A juvenile pair will sell for around $2,000 and a grown Cemani, ready to lay its beautiful large cream coloured eggs, around $2,500.
And no, these chickens do not cross roads...