Postdoc Hoa Nguyen-Phuc and I traveled to Tennessee to the property of a gentleman (Mr. Don Shadow) who has been one of the more successful people to keep Red Junglefowl in captivity. Through the contacts and great help of Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin ( professor emeritus at University of Georgia), we were able to coordinate the transfer of these birds so we can attempt to establish our own colony here. It was a tremendous excitement for me to see these birds again, which I have only seen in the wild in India. Hoa, who has extensive experience with wild junglefowl, is taking a lead role in making sure we are successful in our plans.
Here are some pictures