August 16, 2019

Ayam Cemani Chickens Join My Flock

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I always enjoy bringing visitors down to see the chickens - especially when there are young, precious chicks in residence.

I began raising chickens primarily for their eggs, but over the years, I’ve also grown fond of caring for them and learning about their many different breeds and varieties. Recently, I added another interesting chicken type to my flock - the Ayam Cemani. It is an uncommon and relatively modern breed of chicken from Indonesia. This breed has a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation, making it entirely black, including feathers, beak, and internal organs.

Here are some photos - enjoy.