At K = 5, Red Jungle Fowl
made up their own separate cluster.
This may be linked to the practice of crossbreeding between native chickens and captured Red jungle fowl
for cockfighting and as a source of game birds for sport in Thailand and the Philippines (Nishida et al.
Cheng created a genetic map using DNA from progeny of Male #10394--a member of the same Red Jungle Fowl
line--and a White Leghorn female from an experimental inbred line of chickens.
1996) suggested a monophyletic origin of domestic chickens from one of the red jungle fowl
subspecies Gallus gallus gallus, and proposed that a single domestication event occurred in Thailand and adjacent countries.
They climb trees; they have attempted to predate on a barking deer, hoary-bellied Himalayan squirrel, red jungle fowl
, and even golden langur among others.
Other breeds are so enormous, so tiny, so short-legged, so slim, that it's hard to believe they are all part of the same species and descended from the Red Jungle Fowl
of South East Asia.
Many studies have suggested that the Southeast Asian red jungle fowl
is the common ancestor of all chickens (Crawford 1990; Akishononomiya et al.
One can find huge flocks of pelicans, rose-ringed parakeets apart from crested serpent eagles, grey-headed fishing eagles, red jungle fowl
, Bengal floricabs, bar-headed geese, whistling teals and swamp partridges.