Red Junglefowl

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Other common names: Junglefowl

The basics:
The Red Junglefowl is a tropical member of the Pheasant family, and is often believed to be a direct ancestor of the domestic chicken. Red Junglefowl are native throughout most of southeast Asia, from Paksitan and India eastward through Sumatra and Indonesia, and are also feral on several Hawaiian Islands.

In their native habitat, pure Gallus gallus are threatened with extinction because so many wild birds have bred with feral domestic chickens. In captivity, pure Red Junglefowls are extremely rare, and almost all captive birds have been interbred with domestic chicken breeds.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black Breasted Red
Uses: Ornamental
Weight: 1 - 3 lbs
Personality: Wild
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Poor
Egg color: White or Tinted
Egg size: Small - Medium

What else you should know:
The Red Junglefowl is an herbivore, and insectivore. They will eat corn, soybeans, worm, grass, and different kinds of grains and bugs on the ground. Birds can also eat commercialized grain in captivation, but higher protein feed and simulating their normal diet with lots of natural variety is recommend.

Junglefowl thrive on free-ranging. Even if given a coop, many Red-Junglefowl will prefer to roost in trees, and nest under bushes. If caged, give them plenty of space, and enclose the area if you expect them to stay in it.


captivating, beautiful birds, Jungle fowl freerange, free range environment, wonderful parents


Sensitive Birds, consistant handling, extreme cold temperatures, screaming, wild nature, avian enclosure


nice revenue stream, leaf litter, red fleshy wattles, household food scraps.They

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