The Ayam Cemani is an uncommon breed of chicken from Indonesia. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (fibromelanosis), making the chicken mostly black, including feathers, beak, and internal organs.
The Ayam Cemani is said to have magical powers and can facilitate communication between the living and the spirit world. As such, it is used as a sacrificial bird to please the gods, its’ flesh is rarely eaten in Indonesia.
Purchase Price An adult Ayam Cemani can un up to$2,500(€2,250) so it would probably be more cost-effective to buy your chickens as chicks and raise them yourself. The average cost for an Ayam Cemani chick is around$200(€180).2 Nov 2019