These Exotic Roosters Have No Clocks
By Xavier Bage
May 27, 2021 2:56am CST
Perhaps Kadaknath Chicken is only an Indian name for Ayam Cemani chicken of Indonesia. We have a farm of these chickens. They have now grown and have begun to lay eggs. Their coop is just behind our house and it is interesting to see these black bundles move about in their enclosure. What I find amusing is that these roosters have no clocks or watches in their system. Local village cocks know when to announce the arrival of dawn. You can almost correct your clocks and watches hearing them call in the morning. The first call is at about 3 and the next one is at about 3:30. In days past, village women didn't use to check time on a clock. They began their kitchen duties after village roosters crowed .My mother did it almost every day. We hear these black fowls crow at any time of the day and night , even at midnight! These black things , however , have a health benefit. They contain very little fat. The white broiler meat may contain 8 to 10 gram of fat in a 100 gram piece but black chicken meat contains only 2 gram fat in the same size of meat! Perhaps that is the reason which makes their meat costlier.
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