When the blue‐egg chickens come home to roost: New thoughts on the prehistory of the domestic fowl in Asia, America and the Pacific Islands ∗

@inproceedings{Langdon1989WhenTB,
  title={When the blue‐egg chickens come home to roost: New thoughts on the prehistory of the domestic fowl in Asia, America and the Pacific Islands ∗},
  author={Robert Pecon Langdon},
  year={1989}
}
Acosta, became the first European to speculate on how the Americas were popu lated. As he himself had made the crossing from the Canary Islands to Cartagena (Colombia) in only 15 days, he thought it quite likely that some ships must have been driven there from Europe and Africa in foul weather. However, he could not imagine that such ships would have carried [mountain] lions, bears, wolves, foxes and other animals of no benefit to man. And so he reasoned that the