Red Jungle Fowl edited by Deepak Sharma Vedams Books 9789381226476Red jungle fowl is very precious bird, being the ancestor of all the modern day chicken and having its existence to day also. Chicken plays a very crucial role in providing nutritional security. The present day high yielding chicken varieties are the back bone of the multi million rupees poultry industry. In the process of genetic improvement of the domestic chicken for high production potential apprehensions are that while enormous gains have been made on production potential but the attributes related to adaptability and livability wee lost. The simultaneous availability of red jungle fowl diversified but un improved native chicken and high yielding varieties provide unique opportunity of comparative evaluation at genetic as well as molecular level.