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Red Junglefowl

Posted by sylvester alphonso on February 28, 2022 at 8:16 am
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I always thought that the Red Junglefowl is the one that is normally found among the local breed in India, but on my recent trip to Assam in the northeastern part of India, I had a close look at this bird then I realized that it’s different. The main difference is the eye, which is sharper, and the tail, which has a longer curve.

Both sexes resemble domestic breed. The male has glistering red orange above with yellow about the neck, metallic black tail, with long drooping central feathers.

This is a fabled rooster with a well-known cock-a-doodle-doo and the father of today’s poultry with its trademark red comb and wattle. One can only marvel at its beautiful, iridescent and multicolored plumage. It has a red eye patch, golden yellow mane.