Your plea for the advancement of idiocy as real science is getting worrisome. Gunga, chickens are part of a series of over 75 genera of "pheasant like" birds called GALINACEOUS birds. Their evolutionary trail in both the genetic codes and the fossil record is one of the strongest in science (I suppose that you were unaware of that ). The galliform birds were so named because of their strong leg bones and specific style of humerus (easily tracked in the fossil record ). These birds appeared in the mid Ctretaceous and have diversified by bing rafted on derifting continental plates. The earliest spcimens come from one of my own project areas in ARgentina(Sierra de Portezuelo). The gallinaceous birds ARE ALL POOR FLIERS to begin with. Their flying is done in short bursts for escape or for roosting. (Think wild turkeys, quail,junglefowl, etc).
Im actually smiling that youd open your discussion of incredulity with a species that is documented so well. You should have stuck to bats where the fossil record is enigmatic.
Now that youre armed with some new information, why not run to AIG and plunk in "Gallinaceous Birds" and see what the good reverend has to say.
The selective breeding and artificial selection of junglefowl has resulted in THE CHICKEN. The ability to conduct only limited flight was already a feature of the GAllinaceous birds because theyve adapted well to a life of the forest and jungle floors. They adopted running over flight and were begiining to become larger in the fossil record because so little of the bauplan was then devoted to long distance flight needs. Birds of these genera have strong coracoids and humerii and extended head vertebra for balance. The body plans are quite similar and the genetic codes of living birds show the "fossil genes" of the ancestors that occupied lands that were split off from each other by continental drift that occured since when?(The Cretaceous).
Youre arguments on this one couldnt be more amusing
Evolutionites therefore claim that each such feature arose via mutation and somehow stuck around until all such features had thus arisen via mutation despite the fact that any one such feature in the absence of all the others, would be a defect so great as to doom the creatures with the 1/13'th of the way to being a bird mutation involved.
I have no idea what youre even getting at here. First off, dont incorrectly state what real science "believes" when you cant even get it right.