National Geographic : 1927 Apr
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THE GALLUS BANKIVA, OR RED JUNGLE FOWL Widely distributed throughout eastern India, Burma, Siam and Sumatra, this species is believed by many investigators to be the parent bird of the modern breeds of domestic fowls (see text, pages 382 and 383). © National Geographic Society BLACK MINORCAS (SEE TEXT, PAGE 420) With the exception of the White Leghorn (see Color Plate VII), the Minorcas are the most popular of all the Mediterranean breeds of fowls. They lay the whitest-shelled eggs of the poultry world. There are Buff and White varieties, too, but the Black Minorca alone has won favor in America.