An illustration showing a variety of chicken breeds. Around 7,500BC in Asia, humans began to tame and breed the red jungle fowl, which through crossbreeding over the centuries has given the world hundreds of types of domestic chicken. Photo: Getty ImagesAn illustration showing a variety of chicken breeds. Around 7,500BC in Asia, humans began to tame and breed the red jungle fowl, which through crossbreeding over the centuries has given the world hundreds of types of domestic chicken. Photo: Getty Images
An illustration showing a variety of chicken breeds. Around 7,500BC in Asia, humans began to tame and breed the red jungle fowl, which through crossbreeding over the centuries has given the world hundreds of types of domestic chicken. Photo: Getty Images

History of chickens: how the bird became world’s primary protein source and a food favourite

  • Around 7,500BC, humans began to tame and breed the red jungle fowl, the ancestors of today’s hundreds of types of domestic chicken
  • A team of researchers believes new findings could provide crucial data for the future health of the species

Topic |   Food and agriculture
An illustration showing a variety of chicken breeds. Around 7,500BC in Asia, humans began to tame and breed the red jungle fowl, which through crossbreeding over the centuries has given the world hundreds of types of domestic chicken. Photo: Getty ImagesAn illustration showing a variety of chicken breeds. Around 7,500BC in Asia, humans began to tame and breed the red jungle fowl, which through crossbreeding over the centuries has given the world hundreds of types of domestic chicken. Photo: Getty Images
An illustration showing a variety of chicken breeds. Around 7,500BC in Asia, humans began to tame and breed the red jungle fowl, which through crossbreeding over the centuries has given the world hundreds of types of domestic chicken. Photo: Getty Images
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