>> Sep 29, 2012
Have you ever seen this breed of chicken? I feel sorry now; I should have photographed this cock closer. Instead, I stayed inside the car and took a shot from a distance. The result isn’t clear enough to see.
For your information, Cemani is one breed of chicken, originating in Indonesia. Cemani is a village name -near Solo (Central Java Province, Indonesia). The breed can be found in Central and East Java Province, Madura and Sumatra. Many crosses and variants are found.
Cemani chicken, especially the perfect black ones, can have a very high value in Indonesia, because it is believed that they have mystical powers.
The most important characteristic of Cemani is that they are completely black: black plumage with a greenish shine, black legs and toe nails, black beak and tongue, black comb and wattles, black meat and bones and even (?) black blood and organs. The unique characteristics make them usually used in rituals and for medicine (source:feathersite.com)