In India some 5.000 years ago, chickens were domesticated. Domesticated from wild birds with red feathers that are native to India’s jungles. Bred chiefly for cockfighting.
- Domestication History of Chickens (Gallus domesticus) – ThoughtCo
The history of chickens (Gallus domesticus) is a bit of a puzzle. They were first domesticated from a wild form called red junglefowl (Gallus gallus), a bird that still runs wild in most of southeast Asia, likely hybridized with the gray junglefowl (G. sonneratii). That occurred probably about 8,000 years ago.
- How the Chicken Conquered the World | History | Smithsonian
The epic begins 10,000 years ago in an Asian jungle and ends today in kitchens all over the world.
- Chicken – Wikipedia
The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl.
- A Brief History of Chickens – Wide Open Pets
Sure, they’re not the most glamorous birds, but they have quite an interesting story, and that story begins in the dinosaur age. Curious? Here’s a primer on chicken evolution and domestication.
- Chickens were first domesticated in China 10,000 years ago – and we …
It might not answer the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first, but biologists have located the spot where they think the first domestic chickens appeared.