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Asil vs Shamo: What’s the Difference

Asil vs 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 were 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 birds in the world. They are very smart and strongly muscled and they cont...