We have many chickens on the farm here, many of which are the product of barnyard in-breeding, mutt-making and the freedom to choose their mates. Since the owners have always been interested in heritage and endangered breeds, we also have many old-timey and rare breeds from different parts of the world. I believe, from all this, we have spawned a few red-jungle fowl chickens. Red jungle fowl are the original chicken. They are like the rock pigeon or the wolf, who each gave birth through genetic manipulation (natural and unnatural alike) to all our breeds of doves and dogs. This makes me pretty excited, to have a wild chicken like that on the farm. I’m hoping to isolate this rooster (below) and get him and mama hen together to breed the most wild-ass chicks. Aside from their charm, I’m hoping these jungle birds forage like hell and make some good meat birds and laying hens.