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Corona in Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Domestic Chicken

Gallus gallus

 
 
Domestic Chicken Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 6, 2022
1. Domestic Chicken Marker
Inscription.  
The Red Jungle Fowl, found in India and Southeast Asia, is the ancestor of today's domestic chickens. From ancient times, the chicken was used in religious ceremonies and was regarded as a fertility symbol.

Can You Guess: Wild or Domestic?
Here's how to tell the difference:

Red Jungle Fowl:
• Weigh 2-3 pounds
• Females have almost invisible head comb and throat wattles
• Males lose decorative tail and neck feathers in summer; other plumage becomes duller

Domestic Chickens:
• Weigh between 4-9 pounds, with the Jersey Giant weighing up to 13 pounds
• Females have prominent head comb and throat wattles
• Males rarely experience summer plumage changes

Can You Guess: Female or Male?
A female chicken or hen:
• Has a short tail and dull feathers
• Cackles or clucks
• Has small comb and wattles
• Is smaller than the male

A male chicken or rooster:
• Has a long, plumed tail and shining feathers
• Crows
Domestic Chicken Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 6, 2022
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or clucks
• Fiercely guards his flock
• Has large comb and wattles
• Has spurs on back of legs

 
Erected by Wildlife Conservation Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsAnthropology & ArchaeologyChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 40° 44.614′ N, 73° 50.989′ W. Marker is in Queens, New York, in Queens County. It is in Corona. Marker can be reached from 111th Street just north of 54th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53-51 111th St, Corona NY 11368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Types of Domestic Chickens (here, next to this marker); Domestic Goat (a few steps from this marker); Domestic Horses (within shouting distance of this marker); Gates of Life (within shouting distance of this marker); An Outstanding Partnership (within shouting distance of this marker); Domestic Cattle (within shouting distance of this marker); Our twin Andean bear cubs were born on July 28, 2021 (within shouting distance of this marker); We're Working to Save Andean Bears (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queens.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Mar. 30, 2023