Gallus gallus

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Noun1.Gallus gallus - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggsGallus gallus - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
chick, biddy - young bird especially of domestic fowl
rooster, cock - adult male chicken
capon - castrated male chicken
biddy, hen - adult female chicken
spring chicken - a young chicken having tender meat
Rhode Island red - American breed of heavy-bodied brownish-red general-purpose chicken
Dominick, Dominique - American breed of chicken having barred grey plumage raised for meat and brown eggs
Orpington - English breed of large chickens with white skin
chicken, poulet, volaille - the flesh of a chicken used for food
2.Gallus gallus - a jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl
gallina, jungle fowl - small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
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Modern chickens are descended primarily from the red junglefowl.
One subspecies of the red junglefowl (Gallus gallus gallus) sufficies as the matriarchic ancestor of all domestic breeds.
Researchers studied red junglefowl (the wild ancestor of the domestic chicken) in a collaborative project with the University of Oxford, Stockholm University and Linkoping University.
While Red Junglefowl accounted for nearly half of the deaths ( 10 out of 21) in the Bird category, two monitor lizards and three tortoises were lost in the reptile category.
Our findings and the observations of Cramp and Simmons (1983) and Vaughan and Vaughan-Jennings (2005) support the idea that Gallop has a reproductive/territorial function and could be tentatively considered an analogue of the passerine song, like crowing of Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) (Collias 1987).
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Like bananas, chickens are a staple food source of traditional African villages, but nevertheless, have their origins in the red junglefowl (Gallus gallus), which is native from sub-Himalayan northern India through southern China and Southeast Asia.
The red junglefowl, native to Southeast Asia, belongs to the same species as the world's domesticated chicken flocks, explains Richard Wilson of Washington University School of Medicine in St.