Nature is the most beautiful artist and its creations keep surprising us every day. This magnificent creator brings out a new surprise every time you say you’ve seen it all.
Incredible sights, adorable animals, hilarious phenomena… Nature has it all. Indeed!
When was the last time you saw a hen? We all know what hens look like. But, we bet you’ve never seen anything like this.
There are over 150 different breeds and a total of 24 billion chickens. They come in different sizes, colors and patterns. The population of chicken is greater than the population of any other bird.
A post from the Mi Mundo Incredible Facebook page attracted the attention of all the animal lovers out there. They posted photos of a white chicken with black hearts “printed” on her feathers. Every fan was amazed with the appearance of the chicken!
This chicken is nothing like the regular brown chickens you see in the countryside.
According to a DNA analysis of chicken bones found in an area around the Yellow River in northern China, chickens date back to ∼10,500 years. The birds were found buried beneath a peat bog in China’s Xushiui County, Hebei.
The bones found in this area were closely related to the red jungle fowl, Gallus gallus gallus.
Professor Michi Hofreiter, a paleogeneticist at the University of York and the University of Postdam in Germany, said, “These are really exciting results as they suggest that societies with mixed agriculture developed in northern China around the same time they did so in the Near East.
Our analyses also suggest that northern China represents one region of the earliest chicken domestication.
Moreover, our results support the idea that multiple members of the genus Gallus, specifically Gallus gallus and Gallus sonneratii (grey jungle fowl) contributed to the gene pool of the modern domestic chicken.”
Researchers obtained DNA from 10,500 year old fossilized bones, and confirmed that they belonged to the same lineage as today’s domesticated chickens.