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The Chicken of Doom

This handsome beast is a breed of chicken known as an ayam cemani (photo stolen from site at link). His feathers are black, his comb and wattles are black, his beak is black, his tongue is black, his feet are black, the ‘white’s of his eyes are black. His flesh is black, the meat on his bones is black, the bones are black. His blood and organs are not black, but they are very dark in color.

It’s an Indonesian breed and, as you might imagine, there are all sorts of legends about the mystical nature of this bird and its flesh in his homeland. Very scarce in the West still, but very desirable among chickenophiles at the moment.

I’m not thinking of getting any. I just thought you might be interested in the new hotness for poultry lovers.

I was crushed when I realized the very first post of 2015 was not to be the Dead Pool. I miscalculated and thought it was. Never mind, never mind. Tomorrow. 6pm WBT. Dead Pool 72!


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 1, 2015, 11:39 pm

Well, I would have called him ‘The Black Cock Of Doom‘ but that’s just because i want my first post of the year to set a standard of taste and tact that I can sustain for the rest of the year…

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 1, 2015, 11:39 pm


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 1, 2015, 11:42 pm

Shit! $199 for a fucking chicken?! It had better weigh 300lb.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: January 2, 2015, 1:16 am

What does black chicken taste like? I mean, it seems like it would look godawful on the plate. Does the taste make up for it?

Or do these chickens all live into old age because nobody would take a bite?

Plus, are the eggs black too? Black scrambled eggs sound more like a last meal than breakfast…

Comment from Davem123
Time: January 2, 2015, 2:13 am

A mourning chicken? That sounds so very Victorian.

Comment from Janna
Time: January 2, 2015, 5:53 am

Do y’all put lil pearl necklaces on your chickens?
And very stylish red bows on their feet? Then they could look all high class ‘n shit.
Honestly, they can ship 20 to a box….at $199 each?
Dayum, them’s some fancy chickens!

Comment from Harbqll
Time: January 2, 2015, 7:49 am

There’s a recipe for this on Inn at the Crossroads.com. I’ll get my hands on one sooner or later. Oh yes, I will.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: January 2, 2015, 6:04 pm

Tick, tock…

Comment from thefritz
Time: January 2, 2015, 6:53 pm

is it just me or is Swease asleep at the switch?

This damn weasel Blog Time has got me all balled up. I thought I’d figured it out but I guess I’m still a dumb Yank.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 2, 2015, 6:59 pm

any second now…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 2, 2015, 7:08 pm

…we’ll stop circling like buzzards or ‘Black Cocks of DOOOOM”.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: January 2, 2015, 7:37 pm

I do believe Sweas left a coupla items out of her NY’s Eve feast…

Comment from LesterIII
Time: January 2, 2015, 7:54 pm

Methinks that Sweas has fallen victim to the failings of her automated-posting function again. Technological gadgets always seem to affect those of us with mild-to-major OCD issues the most.

The lurking continues…

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:00 pm

…or she’s at that “job” thingy or she had a secret NY’s resolution or…

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:05 pm

Damn! And I was gonna pick Donna Douglas, Elly May Clampett!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 2, 2015, 8:11 pm

Ask not for whom The Black Cock Of Doom! crows, cause ain’t nobody listenin’

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 2, 2015, 11:30 pm

Rule 34 of the Internet applies (sort of).

There is an entire genre of porn about Big Black… not actually Chickens.

Comment from BJM
Time: January 3, 2015, 9:23 pm

@Sweazy…whaddya think about Guinea fowl? We recently moved to 10 acres of mostly oak woods. The house sits in a large meadow/pasture with a seasonal creek. Since we’re totes chicken novices and thot we’d start with Guineas as we want a bug & critter clean up crew more than eggs right now. We figure that if we don’t accidentally kill ’em and/or they don’t decamp in disgust then we’ll get some layers.

Good plan?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 3, 2015, 10:23 pm

Never had guinea fowl. Uncle B wanted ducks, but people convinced us they were terribly messy. Also, we have a fox problem.

I can certainly recommend pekin bantams, if you want to give chooks a try. They’re small and easy to care for, but they have outsized personalities. They’re sort of the siamese cats of the chicken world.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 4, 2015, 3:00 am

Guineas are weird weird birds. Super noisy, very opinionated, too.

Yeah, ducks are filthy. The only thing that shits more than a duck is a goose, & geese are like giant, snappy fire-hoses of shit. Also, ducks have less personality than mice, if that is possible. It’s all “*flinch* give me food, I hate you” over & over. But they taste good, so there’s that.

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