The chicken is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. Domestication of the chicken dates back to at least 2000 B.C. and their ancestry can be traced back to four species of wild jungle fowl from Southeast Asia. However, the Red jungle fowl is the most commonly found wild species in the world today and is considered the main ancestor of the domestic chicken. The sport of cockfighting had tremendous influence not only in the domestication of the chicken but also on the distribution of fowl throughout the world. After centuries of selection and breeding for numerous extremes, chickens now exist in many colors, sizes and shapes. For that reason, watch this video as we are counting down the 10 of the most beautiful chickens in the world. These pretty / fancy / ornamental chickens / chicken / rooster / roosters / bantam / bantams / fowl / fowls / birds / bird chickens / chicken / roosters / rooster / hen / hens are including sebright chicken, sundheimer chicken, serama, onagadori, phoenix chicken, sumatra chicken, grey junglefowl, sri lankan junglefowl, booted bantams / bantam chicken, and green java junglefowl.