Red Jungle Fowl Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
Red Jungle Fowl Chicken Breed Information:
Jungle birds are the "original bird" from which all varieties and
strains of domesticated chickens arrived based on comments and observations made
by Darwin. This type of chicken/fowl is smaller than most common sizes of
chickens yet a little bigger than the modern day bantams that are being bred.
These birds have one of your best chances of free ranging fowl and avoiding
predators. Cackle Hatchery® ’s bloodline/strain was acquired from some
descendants of Red Jungle in the San Diego Zoo in California. Most of the birds
have a slate blue or grey colored leg and have white earlobes. Sometimes they
have a moss green leg color and red earlobes because of some differences in the
sub-species that were used in our original breeding. Cackle Hatchery® has been
breeding our bloodline/strain since 1990.