There is something special about black chickens - just as there is something special about giving your hens the perfect names.
If you have a black chicken, it’s a great opportunity to give them a cool-themed name or something that relates to their coat color.
In this article, I’ve made it my personal mission to help you find the perfect name for your black-feathered hen or rooster.
Here is a list of the best black chicken names I could come up with:
Black Chicken Names
Here are a bunch of names that have some connection to the color black and work perfectly for naming a chicken:
Names That Mean ‘Night’ for Black Chickens
The color black is most commonly associated with night, and using words from different languages is always a good way to come up with unique names
So, I thought I’d put together a list of words that mean night, evening, or similar in other languages to help come up with some unique names:
- Night - English (of course)
- Noite - Brazilian
- Nacht - Dutch
- Noc - Polish (perfect for the Polish chicken breed)
- Yoru - Japanese
- Bam - Korean
- Gabi - Filipino
- Yewan - Chinese
Related - What color eggs do black chickens lay? (Hint; it’s not black!)
Cute Names for Black Chickens
I can’t put together a list of names without putting some cute names in there, see what you think of these:
- Black bean
Halloween-Inspired Names for Black Chickens
Halloween and all things spooky are often associated with the color black.
Sure, it’s more commonly black cats - but you can still draw some inspiration from Halloween-inspired names for your chickens:
Chicken Breeds That Are Black
You need to own a black chicken before you can name it. If you’re still looking for a black chicken, here are some of the breeds you should be looking at:
The Ayam Cemani is probably the most well-known and iconic black breed of chicken. Native to Indonesia, this chicken has black everything - feathers, comb, wattle, and even their internal organs are black!
Native to Australia, the Australorp is an impressive-looking chicken. It has a strong, black coat of feathers with a bright red comb and wattle. They’re prolific egg-layers, too, making them a popular choice for backyard chicken owners across the U.S.
Possibly - in fact, definitely - the cutest of the bunch is the Silkie. Silkies are fluffy chickens, they are much softer to the touch, and are often kept as ornamental show birds.
Most black chicken breeds are rare or may not be in easy supply where you live. If this is the case, you could - or already - have black chickens from one of the more common breeds.
Most breeds, like Sussex, Orpingtons, Polish, and so on are all available in black varieties.
Related - Here’s a look at why Black Star chickens are so cool.
If you've gotten this far and still not settled on a name, some of these posts will help:
- 71+ Names for black chickens
- Huge list of Spanish-inspired names for Roosters
- 126+ Classic Old Lady chicken names
Image credits - Photo by Sarah Halliday on Unsplash