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Diamond Chicken
Diamond Chicken.png
General Information
Universe Minecraft
Classification Gallus adamantem
Species Type Junglefowl
Homeworld Overworld
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Bipedal
Feeding Behavior Granivorous
Prey Wheat seeds
Distinctive Features Sometimes lay diamonds or lapis lazuli instead of eggs
Eye Color Black
Feather Color Slate gray
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Overworld
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves (Birds)
Infraclass Neognathae
Superorder Galloanserae (Fowl)
Order Galliformes (Gamefowl)
Superfamily Phasianoidea (Guineafowl, New World Quails, & Pheasants)
Family Phasianidae (Pheasants)
Subfamily Phasianinae
Genus Gallus (Junglefowl)
Subgenus Lapidegallus
Species G. adamantem (Somarinoa, 2019)
Other Information
Status Critically endangered
Last Sighting 2013

Diamond Chickens (Gallus adamantem) is a species of junglefowl indigenous to the Minecraft Overworld, now believed to be critically endangered or extinct. They are closely related to chickens.

Like Golden Geese, Diamond Chickens are known to lay items valuable to mankind. In the case of this species, they are known to lay both diamonds and lapis lazuli in inclusion to their typical eggs. It is not known how they produce these items, though they may also just eat them and be unable to digest them, thus eventually excreting them instead. If this is the case, Diamond Chickens must spend a good deal of time in deep caverns to locate these minerals in the first place. Those who domesticated Diamond Chickens for diamond and lapis lazuli production reported that they produced these minerals at a much slower rate than Chickens and Golden Geese produce their eggs.

For unknown reasons, aggravated Diamond Chickens explode.


  • Minecraft 2.0 (2013 April Fools' version of Minecraft)
    (First appearance)