What is a Chicken Breed?

It’s easy to get confused when buying chicks for the first time Should a family buy a breed”, “hybrid” or “sex linked” chick?  It’s helpful to know what these terms mean

It was once simpler  Chicken husbandry started before the dawn of history when people in Southeast Asia caught and domesticated wild jungle fowl  For thousands of years chickens were so useful for producing food that they spread to nearly everywhere people lived  For most of history chickens were mongrels roaming around villages and towns and mating without human interference These were tough birds well adapted to their local climate