‘Lamborghini’ chickens are completely black and cost £1500 each

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    this is just crazy the chicken is black all the way through skin bones guts and all.
    http://metro.co.uk/2014/09/04/rare-...-completely-black-and-cost-1500-each-4856607/
    Good heavens, some prankster spray painted a bunch of chickens black!

    Not quite, as the rare Ayam Cemani Chicken is completely black from head to toe comb to talon.

    The eyes, beak and even tongue are all jet black, while their feathers also shine emerald green in certain lights.

    Amazingly, the chickens’ dark hue runs right through their core, with their bones, meat and organs also being black.

    The birds, native to Indonesia, get their black colouring from a natural generic trait known as ‘fibromelanosis’.

    Don’t get too excited though, because like all rare and beautiful things these chickens come with a price tag, and one will set you back $2500 (£1519).
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  2. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    I don't think that I could eat a black chicken.
     
  3. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it could be tough. for the cost does it taste better?
     
  4. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    Erm? why not just get a Silkie? It's been a delicacy for Asians for ages.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'd eat it. Wonder if the resulting matter would be black as well?
     
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    Rare yes, beautiful no.

    Would I be willing to eat a black chicken, nope. Doesn't seem all that appetizing to me.
     
  7. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Do you buy these chickens to compensate for a small package?
     
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    racist. :p :D
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I prefer to think of them as my "mid-life crisis" chickens.;)
     
  10. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    We've got chickens, but none of them look like that when plucked. I just couldn't eat it. I also wouldn't eat a green one or a purple one. I do however have an EE hen that lays blue eggs.
     
  11. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    wonder if the eggs are black too? can't even imagine black bones.
     
  12. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    Also the 2nd image is misleading, I believe that's a silkie. It's very very similar.
     
  13. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    why wants to butcher a 2500.00 chicken?
     
  14. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Up until recently, we had a Silkie. (A fox attacked and the only hen not smart enough to run was the Silkie, go figure.) I can tell you there isn't enough meat on one of those things to feed a child.
     
  15. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    the plucked black poultry in the second image must be the silkies. can't imagine having 10s of K of meat on a stand like that.

    according to wiki, eggshells are white. i wonder if the yolk is black?
     
  16. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    Silkies are not 2500 dollars, they're cheap.
     
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    Racist...

    Edit: Oops I was beat to it!
     
  18. iBanker macrumors regular

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    Green chicken is delicious, don't knock it till you try it.
     
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    I have to admit, it's kinda weird looking. Definitely not what you'd expect from a normal chicken.

    But if it tastes really good, I'd eat it. In a way, it looks like jerk chicken, au naturel.

    I don't know about no green chicken, though.
     
  20. iBanker macrumors regular

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    Have a friend who's from Trinidad, uses spices to make some green chicken. Probably the best chicken I've ever tasted, look forward to his annual barbecue.
     
  21. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think I have a package of green chicken in my garbage can right now.
     
  22. localoid macrumors 68020

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    The Ayam Cemani chickens a nice lookers, but I've have my heart set on getting a Ayam Ketawa rooster, the so-called "laughing chicken", so I can drive my neighbors crazy.

     
  23. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    In an effort not to upset my neighbors, I have all hens, no roosters. If anyone is actually interested in raising a couple of these chickens, it could be a lucrative business venture considering what the chicks go for, Greenfire Farm sells them here in the USA. You can get a juvenile pair for two grand.
     
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    Anyone considering buying "a juvenile pair" as a business investment might want to avoid following your "all hens, no roosters" practice. ;)
     

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