Poultry is the category of domesticated birds kept for meat, eggs, and feathers. Cesare Vecellio (c 1530- c 1601 was an Italian painter and engraver of the Renaissance, active in Venice. Domestication (from Latin domesticus) refers to the process whereby a Population of Animals Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. In modern English usage meat most often refers to Animal tissue used as food mostly Skeletal muscle and associated Fat, but it may also refer An egg is a round or oval body laid by the female of many animals consisting of an Ovum surrounded by layers of Membranes and an outer casing which acts to nourish Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering or Plumage, on Birds They are considered the most complex integumentary structures These most typically are members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens and turkeys) and the family Anatidae (in order Anseriformes), commonly known as "waterfowl" (e. This article is about the taxonomic rank for the sequence of species in a taxonomic list see Taxonomic order In scientific classification used Most or all Birds collectively referred to as fowl belong to one of two orders namely the gamefowl or landfowl ( Galliformes) and the waterfowl Galliformes are an order of Birds containing turkeys, Grouse, Chickens Quails and Pheasants More than 250 The chicken ( Gallus gallus, sometimes G gallus domesticus) is a domesticated Fowl which is traditionally believed to have descended from The domesticated turkey is a large Poultry Bird raised for food The order Anseriformes contains about 150 living Species of Birds in three extant families the Anhimidae (the screamers Anseranatidae See also UK Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust USA Ducks Unlimited g. domestic ducks and domestic geese). Domesticated ducks are Ducks that are raised for Meat, eggs and down. Domestic geese are domesticated Grey geese (either Greylag geese or Swan geese) kept as Poultry for their meat eggs and Down feathers Poultry also include other meat birds such as pigeons or doves or game birds like pheasants. Game is any Animal hunted for Food or not normally domesticated (such as Venison) Pheasants are a group of large Birds in the order Galliformes. The term also refers to the flesh of such birds.
|Chicken||Red Junglefowl||India, c. The chicken ( Gallus gallus, sometimes G gallus domesticus) is a domesticated Fowl which is traditionally believed to have descended from The Red Junglefowl, Gallus gallus, is a Tropical member of the Pheasant family and is often believed to be the direct ancestor of the domestic Chicken India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country 3000 BC||meat, eggs|
|Duck||Mallard||various||meat, feathers, eggs|
|Goose||Greylag Goose/Swan Goose||various||meat, feathers, eggs|
|Peacock||various||various||meat, feathers, ornamental, landscaping|
|Swan||Wild Swan||various||feathers, eggs, landscaping|
The meatiest parts of a bird are the flight muscles on its chest, called breast meat, and the walking muscles on the first and second segments of its legs, called the thigh and drumstick respectively. Flight is the process by which an object achieves sustained movement either through the Air (or movement beyond Earth's atmosphere, in the case of Muscle (from Latin musculus, diminutive of mus "mouse" is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the The chest is a part of the Anatomy of humans and various other animals sometimes referred to as the Thorax. Walking (also called ambulation) is the main form of Animal Locomotion on land, distinguished from Running and crawling A leg is a limb on an Animal 's Body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground between the Ankle and the Hip and is used for
White meat has less oxygen-carrying myoglobin than the walking muscles, or dark meat, and is thus lighter in color. White meat refers to any lighter-colored Meat, often contrasted with Red meat. Oxygen (from the Greek roots ὀξύς (oxys (acid literally "sharp" from the taste of acids and -γενής (-genēs (producer literally begetteris the Myoglobin is a single-chain globular Protein of 153 Amino acids containing a Heme ( Iron -containing Porphyrin) Prosthetic Poultry is the category of Domesticated Birds which some humans keep for the purpose of collecting their eggs, or kill for their Meat and/or