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Black chicken popularly referred to as the “Lamborghini of Poultry” the Ayam Cemani is a friendly chicken. They lay unusually large eggs, and are easy to handle. The black appearance is as a result of fibromelanosis, which is a genetic mutation that causes the birds to contain extra melanin.

 

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This rare breed is raised mainly for meat and ornamental purposes.They lay up to two eggs a week so egg laying isn’t what this rare breed is known for.  Most poultry farmers keep them for bragging rights – those tail feathers are beautiful!

 

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Averagely, they cost about $2,500 per chicken which amounts to about NGN882,500 relative to normal chicken that costs average $8 that is NGN2,500. Guess that is the origin of the nick name Lamborghini of Poultry. Just like other poultry meats they are rich in protein and relatively low in calories. It’s low in carbs, and it provides important nutrients like B vitamins and selenium which are essential for human’s growth and development.