Meet Rodney, a black Copper Maran cockerel
The origin of the Marans breed, according to Wikipedia:
"It was created with the local feral chickens around the Port of Marans descended from fighting game chickens carried from Indonesia and India. Those original Marandaise fowl were "improved" for the table through recombination with imported Croad Langshans. A favourite at poultry shows, it is a dual purpose fowl known both for its extremely dark eggs and fine meat qualities."
Rodney was photographed in fairly bright sunshine, against a bright background. Much of his plumage is fairly dark. To lessen the effect of the strong, mainly green background I reduced its saturation and brightness.