We’ve all seen chickens with black feathers. Yet few people saw completely black chickens.
A farmer once saw a picture of some black chicken eggs and thought it was a prank or that the eggs had simply been colored. However, it turned out that a highly beautiful kind of black chicken actually produces and lays black eggs. Have you heard of this type of chicken? Its name is “Ayam tsemani,” by the way.
This breed’s representatives have black skin, bones, claws, paws, combs, beaks, bones, and even meat. They also produce black eggs. There have been reports that the blood of black chickens is also black, however, this is untrue.
This chicken’s black plumage has a metallic shine that makes it appear incredibly lovely and distinctive.
Once in the USA, this breed’s huge chickens were prized and readily available. The average cost of an adult chicken of this breed was $2,500.
The fibromatosis gene is responsible for the chicken’s black color. The hyperpigmentation that results from the prevalence of this gene in the body is what gives the chicken its dark color.
They originated in Indonesia and were first introduced to Europe in 1990. People in “Ayam Tsemani’s” native country believed they had “mystical” superpowers, however, all of these claims are untrue stories that were disseminated by people.