Ayam cemani facts you didn't know!

The ayam cemani... @pyxis this one is for you!
By DuckPro · Jul 24, 2017 · ·
  1. DuckPro
    Ayam Cemani is an uncommon and relatively modern breed of chicken from Indonesia. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (Fibromelanosis), making the chicken entirely black; including feathers, beak, and internal organs.

    Their beak and tongue, black comb and wattles; even their meat, bones and organs appear black. The blood of the Ayam Cemani is normally colored. The birds' black color occurs as a result of excess pigmentation of the tissues, caused by a genetic condition known as fibromelanosis. This gene is also found in some other black fowl breeds. The roosters weigh 2–2.5 kg and the hens from 1.5–2 kg. The hens lay cream-colored eggs with a slight pink tint, although they are poor setters and rarely hatch their own brood. Eggs weigh an average of 45 g.

    In the past individual birds in the United States of America have been priced at $2500.

    Country of origin: Indonesia

    Male: 2–3 kilograms (4.4–6.6 lb)
    Female: 1.5–2 kilograms (3.3–4.4 lb)
    Skin color: Black
    Egg color: Tinted / light brown
    Comb type: Single
    Gallus gallus domesticus

    *this is a hen*

    *this is a roo*

    *ayam cemani eggs are believed to be BLACK. In fact they are not! Pic below will show a FAKE image*

    *see, I told you. These in fact are COLOURED IN. You can see that it looks fake.*

    *the chicks are just straight up adorable*

    Hardy in Winter: Yes
    Especially Docile: Yes
    Personality: The Ayam Cemani is quite gentle and are not flighty or skittish. Breeders inform us that there has been no trouble integrating these royal status chickens with an existing bunch, even groups of somewhat different ages.

    Hope you enjoy this article!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. lauralou
    "I didn't know."
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Apr 15, 2019
    This article truly gave me Ayam cemani facts I didn't know. Interesting birds! I have noticed mention of them on the forum lately, and I was curious, so thanks for the information.

    (The faked black eggs made me laugh!)
  2. Chuckopolis
    "Good article"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 5, 2019
    I'm incubating 4 eggs now, 2 of 6 were infertile. Only 8 days to go!
  3. Polish Hen House
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
    This article was very informational. I really enjoyed reading this because I have been thinking about getting an Ayam Cemani to add to my flock. I wanted to know what their personality is like and this page answered my question.


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  1. DuckPro
    Credit to Wikipedia and some other sites for helping me!


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