The Cemani fowl originates from the Indonesian archipelago. In 1998, the first examples came to The Netherlands, and in 2008 to Britain. There is some variety in type, but most look rather gamey, and all have single combs. The main characteristic of the breed is the intense black feather colour in combination with black skin colour, including face, earlobes and comb. Black skinned fowl are valued in many Asian countries for eating in ceremonial traditions.