Ayam Cemani
Other Names:
Swedish Black Chicken, Svart Hona
Origin:
Indonesia
Egg Color:
Tinted pink
Egg Size:
Small
Avg # eggs:
80/yr
Comb:
Single black
Standard Cock Size:
2.50 kg
Standard Hen Size:
1.70 kg

Ayam Cemani

The Ayam Cemani is known as the Lamborghini of poultry, due to its beautiful exotic appearance. Their entire body is black, including their skin. In Asia, Ayam Cemani are renowned as much for the mystical powers of their black meat. Ayam Cemani get their black coloring from a generic trait known as ‘fibromelanosis’, that promotes the proliferation of black pigment cells. The gene that causes fibromelanosis is a mutation that existed in Asia more than 800 years ago.

A typical laying cycle lasts for about 20 to 30 eggs, then the hen will stop laying for three to six months.

References

  1. http://greenfirefarms.com/chicken/ayam-cemani/
  2. http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/08/ayam-cemani-rare-chicken-breed-that-is.html