This Chicken Is 100% Black Inside And Out

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We know chickens to be common domesticated animals, raised for their eggs and meat. They’re typically known for having red, brown, and/or white feathers. But did you know that there are exotic chickens known as Ayam Cemani?

This breed is famous for being all black in color. And when we say all black, it means that their feathers, skin, and even their internal organs are black. Here’s a better look at these unusual birds.

This goth-looking chicken is known as Ayam Cemani.

It’s an exotic and rare specie found in Indonesia.

Not only are its feathers and legs black, but its internal organs are too.

It’s caused by a condition known as fibromelanosis.

This occurs because of the extra melanin found in the chicken’s tissue while it’s still an embryo.

According to Javanese folklore, it’s a bird of the elite, and its black blood is considered a delicacy of spirits that bring good luck.

(via BoredPanda)

The Ayam Cemani is a rare and exotic breed that sparks the interest of everyone who sees one because of its extraordinary color inside and out.