Chicken is one of the favorite food we choose as we order in restaurants and even in our simple meal at home. I think you would agree with me especially if the chicken is fried right?
Millennials nowadays are interested in trying out new dishes and exotic set of meals. As they say it in their lingo, ‘YOLO’ or You Only Live Once that is why they prefer trying out everything as long as they are alive. But what if it means eating black chicken, would you still do it? And if I say black, it is literally black from its outside color, to its tongue and even its flesh! Some people said that this black chicken brings bad luck while others believe it as a lucky chicken as it cures many diseases. There are lots of misconceptions about this kind of chicken but let us come to know more about this bird and why this exists.
This black chicken is called the Ayam Cenami chicken which is originated from Indonesia. Its Indonesian name means “black chicken”. Ayam means “chicken” and Cemani is “black”. This kind of chicken is also breed in Florida by Paul Bradshaw, the owner of Greenfire Farms.
According to him, this is the kind of chicken being enjoyed by many in their place because of its unique color and taste. “The source of all its blackness is because of the gene mutation that emerged in Asia centuries ago that eventually made its way to Europe”, said Bradshaw in an interview with Gizmondo.
In early times, this chicken is known for being part of rituals and is regarded as elite kind of birds and was not eaten by people because they believe it as a kind of spiritual creature. Even if it looks gothic, it is still on-brand to many people and they say it is adorable. In bright sunlight, it shows a shimmering color of green and purple that is fascinating to the eyes. This is maybe one of the reasons why Indonesians attribute mystical power to these birds.
Being a rare kind of bird, this also has a great value in the market place and if you want to have one of it, it would cost you roughly between 103,000 up to 130,000 Philippine peso; and the egg itself worth around 20,000 pesos!
What can you say about this rare kind of specie? Have you seen something like this before?