One of the most expensive chickens in the world
This extraordinarily rare chicken is completely black — from its beak, comb and feathers to its skin, bones and even organs.
The unusual ayam cemani is thought to originate from Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
The pitch-black bird is believed to have mystical powers and is often used for sacrifice and rituals.
Others think it brings good fortune and luck. The Chinese have used it in traditional medicine for centuries.
It was exported to Europe in the 18th century by sailors from the Dutch East India Company, and interbred to become the Swedish Black chicken.
This high demand, coupled with the creature’s rarity, has pushed prices up to more than $2000 per bird, making it one of the most expensive chickens in the world.