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Asil Chicken Breed History and Profile

Asil Chicken Breed History and Profile

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The Aseel or Asil chicken is ancient, exotic, and beautifully designed chicken breed and is very popular in the Philippines. It was developed in India and Pakistan for the sole purpose of cockfighting. They have compact, extremely muscular bodies held in a distinctive upright position, and are much heavier than they appear. Aseels also have short, strong, and well-curved beaks, as well as broad skulls, fierce, pale eyes, and an indomitable spirit. Asil Chicken Background The breed is so pugnacious that hens will often fight each other for hours. Even the day-old chicks have been seen sparing each other and chicks of other breeds – sometimes to the point of wounding them. Though aggressive to other chickens, Aseels are quite personable to their handlers. It’s their pugnacious nature and g...
Asil and Shamo: What’s the Difference

Asil and Shamo: What’s the Difference

Poultry
Asil and Shamo are two very similar chicken breeds that are hard to identify which is which. Both birds are developed for cock fighting and are still in high demand in the Philippines among Sabungeros. Both Asil and Shamo have several sub-breeds making it more difficult to identify what the breed is, and if the breed is 100% pure or not. Let’s examine what these chicken breeds are all about. What is Asil (or Aseel) Chicken Asil chicken (also spelled Aseel or Asli) is an ancient breed of chicken from India. Asil chickens are originally kept for cockfighting, but nowadays they are also kept for ornamental purposes. Asil chickens were brought to Europe around 1750. They are considered the strongest game bird in the world. They are very smart and strongly muscled and they contribute...