Origins of Poultry
No one has absolute proof of the origins of domestic poultry, but:
It is widely believed that all domestic chickens are descended from the Red Jungle Fowl, although there are competing theories about specific breeds.
Most domestic ducks are believed to be derived from the wild Mallard. The exception is the muscovy, which is a domesticated strain of the wild Pato of South America.
Most domestic geese are belived to be descended from the European Gray Lag goose. The exceptions are the Chinese and the African, which are descended from the wild Swan Goose, and the Canada and Egyptian, which are domesticated wild varieties.
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