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Asil Chicken Breed History and Characteristics

Asil Chicken Breed History and Characteristics

Poultry
The Aseel or Asil chicken is an 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 an...