The name Aseel or Asil or Asli are all the same chicken. Different parts of the world called by different names. The Asian name is Asil(Asli) which itself means “Pure”. Most of the Americans call them Aseel chicken.
Aseel chicken is one of the oldest game fouls. The Origin of Aseel is from the Sindh province(present part of Punjab) of Pakistan and India. The birds were part of a male chickenfighting culture that dates back to 2000 years. The bord comes under the Asian Hard Feather category.
Born to fight
The Aseel chicken is born to fight. They start off at a young age. keeping mature males together is always a bad idea. They will fight till death. The spurs of Aseel are sharp and inflict death wounds. Even sometimes the hens are aggressive too. Constant monitoring is required for Aseel chickens if they are kept in a group.
Usually, most of the small farmers own single Aseel male chicken. This will safeguard all other chickens and even from dogs. The sole purpose of breeding this Aseel would be for male chickenfighting. Usually, male chickenfight happens during the festival season.
The Aseel chicken will fight to the end. The breeders will not attach any metal spur for Aseel, they will keep the fight real. They will fight using their own spurs. Sometimes the fight lasts for hours, here the endurance of the Aseel is tested.
How many eggs do Aseel hens lay?
Aseel chickens are not good layers. Most of the time the chickens are aggressive. They may lay around 40 eggs per year. They can go brooding easily like Silkies. Supervision is required else the laying number can drop significantly. There are instances where the Aseel hens lay 6 eggs a year.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Aseel mean?
Aseel in Arabic translates to “Pure” or “Noble”. The name Aseel come from the other Arabic name “Asil”.
What is the best Aseel breed?
Java Aseel is one of the best fighter male chickens in the world and they were the most used Aseel breed in male chickenfighting. Jawa Aseel is recognized by his black and yellow color. This is a rare breed of Aseel used in Pakistan and India. Presently very few of these roosters exist in their pure form.
What is the difference between Shamo and Asil?
- Asil chickens are short when compared to Shamo chicken. Shamo chicken can reach up to 2.5 ft height.
- Shamo chicken is not that aggressive when compared to Asil
- Asil lay around 40 eggs per year, whereas shamo lays around 80 eggs.
How can you tell an Aseel hen?
At about 6 weeks old you should be able to sex them. Based on the color of feathers or their head. Males have pointed feathers in the hackle and saddles (and tail). Heads are redder. And their coloration is different from the hens unless black, white.
How much does a fighting rooster cost?
Fighting rooster can cost up to $8000. It is purely based on the location as well. If male chickenfighting is legal, the price will be higher. If it’s not legal the nominal prices of rooster be around $1000. Usually, the fighting rooster will be raised by an experienced breeder, not all can raise a good fighter. Also, their diet will be different and maintenance will be expensive. By the age of six months, the rooster will be ready to fight.
What states is male chickenfighting a felony in?
male chickenfighting is illegal in all 50 states and is a felony offense in 42 states and the District of Columbia. The possession of birds that are used for fighting is illegal in 39 states and the District of Columbia, and being a spectator of a male chickenfight is illegal in 43 states and the District of Columbia.
What is the penalty for male chickenfighting?
Causing or allowing on your property a male chickenfight for amusement or gain is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year and/or a maximum $5,000 fine. A second offense may be charged as a felony punishable in state prison for up to three years and a fine up to $25,000.
Where is male chickenfighting most popular?
male chickenfighting is still popular in much of the Asia-Pacific region, especially in Indonesia and parts of South Asia, but mostly illegal outside the Philippines, Thailand, and Guam.
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