Hey, Curious- Know the Oldest Known Breed of Chicken in the World??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by d.k, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I found out that Doms are the oldest written about/recorded US breed-- but, that's about as far as I got.
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    It is a toss up between the Red Jungle Fowl, and the Asil, depending on who you talk to, and what area of the world you are talking...
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Where are they from, C.??
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I think there is info at Feathersite.
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Technically, all domestic chickens originated from red jungle fowl [​IMG]
  6. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    That's not necessarily true. For the American style birds I would agree, but not for the true oriental types. Those come from Asil's. But, as I said, there is some debate on the subject if you do some research...
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Thanks, Guys!
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Well there are no 'breeds' of chicken. For the sake of debate, the Dorking is the same bird the Roman's brought to England. So it goes very far back.
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Quote:Dorkings! Gotta love 'em. [​IMG]

  10. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I would have guessed the jungle fowl but, CUDA brought up a good point. Who's to say that while one country that wrote about their chickens another country that had chickens just did not write about them.........so which one was first?

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