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Pay $2,500 To Eat This Big Black Cock, I Mean Chicken

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Fancy all-black poultry for dinner? Perhaps the Ayam Cemani from Indonesia will get you pondering a purchase.

The Ayam Cemani is “my most requested bird, ever,” touts Paul Bradshaw of Florida’s Greenfire Farms.

The unique bird features black feathers, skin, muscle, bone and organs — and, not surprisingly, it’s incredibly rare. In Asia, the Ayam Cemani is not only regarded for its beauty but also for its supposed “mystical powers.” Of course, all those unique qualities come at a high price tag — $2,500 per chicken to be exact.

Bradshaw is the first and only US breeder of the Ayam Cemani as of right now, and he’s planning on selling chicks early next year at $5,000 a pair. Yup, 5,000 buckaroos. If that number’s a little cringe-worthy, just think — you can’t really put a price on having a magical chicken running around your house, can you?

If you’re interested in adding this rare bird to your family, head on over to Greenfire Farms for all info.

H/T Food and Wine + PicThx Greenfire Farms

By Cameron Simcik

Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.

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