Red Jungle Fowl - the wild ancestor of all chicken Archeological evidence indicates that the 'mother of all poultry' is the Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) found in India and Southeast Asia. This is further supported by genetic tests. Domestication of chicken has been observed at the Indus valley as early as 3,200 BC. Thought this was an appropriate bird to share at this time of the year when eggs are in favour :) Bandhavgarh National Park, India Note: I have darkened the busy background manually to focus on the bird
when I was young I used to hunt and catch this wild roster or hens in the rain forest but now it is very rare almost you cannot see anymore and I think going already to extinction. if no body preserve and care..
What an awesome shot Sumit ! and what a great place we live in... the ancient civilization here laid the foundation of modern world. I knew about dogs being domesticated in our region now I know poultry also started from Indus Valley. I also believe that studying cattle like Nelore/Ongole (Bos Indicus) would prove that cattle was also domesticated in Indus Valley. Great post Sumit.
+Sumit Sen Lovely shot. Making the background black was right on. Too bad most chickens are caged or cage free (meaning crammed together in a giant building). My wife has become vegan and we built a coop and yard for our own chickens for eggs (not eating the 4 hens though). Kauai, HI has lovely wild chickens!