Published on ABC News | Print & Online | By Lara Webster
Black-skinned chicken breeders are developing genetics to entice Australian consumers
Australian consumers are slowly opening up to the idea of eating a different kind of chicken — the black-skinned chicken.
On the outside, a black-skinned silkie chicken looks just like a fluffy show chicken, but under its feathers its skin and bones are jet black.
The chickens are a traditional food for the Chinese.
Australian consumers, however, have shown some resistance to the foreign concept and that is an area breeder Angus Shepherd has been working on.
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