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Ulikba Chicken vs Ayam Cemani: What’s the Difference

Ulikba Chicken vs Ayam Cemani: What’s the Difference

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Ulikba chicken is any chicken breed that is black in the Philippines. 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 referring 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 consid...