Pros: game, very tame around humans, natural hatching ability, intelligent, hardy, a rare and ancient breed
Cons: game, you can never keep very many together, they don't lay an abundance of eggs
if you noticed that i used the word 'game' for pro and con, i have my reasons. the asil or aseel was imported from the middle east and india because their gameness was used for fighting and grading into american and english games. cockfighting is illegal now and there is not much demand for game chickens that don't lay very many eggs. that being said they are a worthy breed to keep and more breeders should keep a pair or so on their place. i am using them for a grading project with my cubalayas and also using thai gamefowl.