Red Jungle Fowl (Junglefowl) Gallus gallus

Red Jungle Fowl
Red Jungle Fowl male
The Red Jungle Fowl was said by Darwin to be the original ancestor of the Domestic Chicken (which it looks just like). It comes from northeast India, southern China, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Red Jungle Fowl
Red Jungle Fowl hen
Red Jungle Fowl
A tropical member of the pheasant family, like pheasants the male is much more colourful than the female (above centre) since the hen needs camouflage as the sole carer of the eggs and chicks. Like chickens, the cockerel will have a harem of hens.
Red Jungle Fowl
Red Jungle Fowl
Red Jungle Fowl hen
Other Jungle Fowl species, especially the Grey Jungle Fowl (not shown), are also said to be ancestors of some chicken breeds, directly and via hybrids.
Red Jungle Fowl chick
Red Jungle Fowl chick
Red Jungle Fowl hen
Red Jungle Fowl chick and hen.