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Rare Black Chicken Is 100% Black On The Inside And Out (10 Pics)

Introducing, the true Ferrari of poultry, the Ayam Cemani chicken.

A rare species of chicken from Indonesia, isn’t it beautiful!

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This birds stunning appearance has made it one of the most exotic and mysterious breeds in the world.

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Every single part of the bird is black, inside an out, from it’s onyx feet, to its metallic feathers and even to its internal organs.

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This is caused by a genetic mutation called fibromelanosis, which means extra melanin seeps into its tissue and it is doesn’t effect the birds overall health.

The Ayam Cemani: "Lamborghini of Poultry" Facts, Care & Egg Color

This happens while the chick is still in the embryo, so they are born completely black resulting in the cutest ever chicks.

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in 12th century Japanese folklore, the black chicken was considered a bird for the elite.

Ayam Cemani: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More - The Happy  Chicken Coop

Its charcoal-colored blood was believed to be a delicacy of spirits to bring health and power, which made this chicken a good luck charm.

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