Now and again, mesmerizing and rare species of the animal kingdom present themselves. And, we’ll bet this is the first time you’ve ever beheld a completely black chicken. The unique bird, known as the Ayam Cemani, is one of the most exotic and mysterious breeds in the world, reports CemaniFarms. From the chicken’s silky feathers to her internal organs, she is completely black.
Reportedly, the effect is caused by a condition called fibromelanosis, which is a harmless genetic mutation. When the bird is in embryo, extra melanin seeps into the creature’s tissues, resulting in incredibly rare Cemani chicks.
The Cemani is from Indonesia and has inspired Javanese folklore since the 12th century. Some believe the bird’s blood is a delicacy of spirits that bring power and wealth, and even serves as a good luck charm.
A woman told authorities she intentionally drove into a chicken truck because she is vegan, according to a report.
The Athens Banner-Herald reported that Judith M. Armstrong, 26, was arrested at her home in Comer after the Feb. 21 incident which took place in Hull, Georgia.
A truck driver reported a car hit the side of his truck, deputies said. When he applied his brakes, the car again drove into the truck.
The car drove from the scene, but the responding deputy found pieces of the car as well as the license plate, the newspaper reported.
When deputies went to her home, Armstrong told them “she was a vegan and hit the truck due to it being a chicken truck,” according to the Banner-Herald.
Armstrong was charged with DUI, hit-and-run, obstruction and aggressive driving, the newspaper reported.