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Ayam Cemani vs Ulikba: What’s the Difference

Ayam Cemani vs Ulikba: What’s the Difference

Chickens
Decades ago before the term “heritage chicken” became well-known in the Philippines, there are already a lot of “ulikba” chickens scattered around the country. Every time we see a chicken with black skin, we Filipinos call it “ulikba” and it became the standard all over the country. What is Ulikba Chicken Ulikba is just a term used to describe black skin. When referred to a person, this is offensive. It’s like calling someone “Negro”, or “Ati” in Bisaya, or “Mangyan” – all racists words referring to indigenous peoples. In short, “ulikba” means black. Ulikba when referring to chicken is not a breed but an identification of a black-meat chicken. The origins of ulikba chicken are unknown but since ulikba is not considered a breed and not included in our Philippine native breeds, this...
These 6 black chicken breeds have black skin, meat, and bones

These 6 black chicken breeds have black skin, meat, and bones

Chickens
When we hear about black chicken with black skin, meat, and even bones, we normally think about Ayam Cemani – a rare and expensive chicken from Indonesia. But do you know that there are other chickens with black meat and bones? The level of blackness might differ and some of these chicken breeds might be related to each other but let’s take a look at the five chicken breeds with black skin, meat, and bones. Chickens with black meat and bones do not necessarily have black feathers (plumage). One of them does even have white plumage. Interesting right? So here are the five chickens with black meat and their prices are not also pocket-friendly to an average Joe. 1. Ayam Cemani Ayam Cemani is arguably the king of blackness. It is a rare and expensive breed of chicken that originated in In...