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post #411 of 700
Originally Posted by ccassidy18 View Post

That is true,and is also what I failed to do. That's why I'm dealing with what I am...because I forgot to isolate properly. But I guess you live and you learn. I also looked up the Asil eggs,and found them. I think the first pic of the white rooster,that the rooster has seen better days,he just has a funny look to his eye...idk if you noticed that though.
I thought he might be putting on an aggressive display. I allways get a funny look in my eye when I get into a fight smile.png
post #412 of 700
Lol,I guess we could put it that way...also,a way you could get the aggressiveness back into your dark Cornish is by brooding dark Cornish chicks under your Asil hens for a few generations...and each time you brood them under the Asil hens,make sure you have more Asil chicks in the brood with the dark Cornish,that way the DC pic up more Asil like habits,and you should be able to get the aggressiveness back in them...and you won't have to cross them with a different breed. That will keep their purity.
post #413 of 700
Or just use more aggressive DC and breed those as opposed to the less aggressive ones.
post #414 of 700
I feel like the DC available now have gotten too far from their beginnings.The asil breed has played a larger part in developing other breeds than they are given credit for. They bring more to the table than their aggressive nature. The asil will be oneof the breeds that I also keep pure,and try to improve upon smile.png
post #415 of 700
That's good though,because it means someone cares about the breeds purity,not that I don't,but I'm just saying in general,and as of today's market for them...if you look at cackle,I've heard they don't have pure asils,but that's where good,legit breeders come in to correct the birds. If that makes any sense? Lol.
post #416 of 700
It does. A gentleman on another thread,pointed out that most birds have diverged from their original purpose. Asils for the last 3500yrs have been a fighting breed of chicken.THE BREED if you will. Now, people find it morally wrong to fight chickens.So we see the breed taking a different course in its development. Originally Cocks and hens had to prove their metal to breed.Losers of a fight were not bred, even if they survived the fight. The birds of tomorrow will not be the birds of the past,they are no longer held to the same standards. Me personally, I like to watch a couple of roosters go at to see who is boss. Not in a pit,and not to the death. It's the natural order of things.IMO smile.png
Edited by JRNash - 10/11/15 at 3:54pm
post #417 of 700
Honestly,I feel you are right,and I was kind of hinting at that in my last post. We have bred birds for way different things now...did you know that leghorns used to go broody like a silkie,as in all t time? Over history though,we've changed that and created a "breed" that doesn't go broody,or at least very seldomly goes broody. I think that if it is in the breed's genetics to do something,then breeders should be able to have them do that,at least to an extent anyway. I feel like any breed one looks at has been remodeled at some point throughout history. As you were saying before.
post #418 of 700
It has. That's how we have gotten to wear we are And I didn't jnow that about the leghorns,althoughit stands to reason that people would want more broody birds in the beginning. Incubators still CAN'T match mother nature.
post #419 of 700
They really can'
Hey,before I forget to ask,what does a Wheaton Asil chick look like? I am trying to make plans to create a new breed of chicken,but am looking for the offspring of it to be chipmunk striped,or wildtype. And I wanted to use my bantam Wheaton Asil cockerel to breed in. Not only for the hopeful wild type chicks,but also for the control of rooster populations, as this will be a more self sufficient breed,also being able to be wild. Like a junglefowl...except with some difference.hahaha
post #420 of 700
I really have no idea. Im a late comer to the Asil. It was my intrest in LF Cornish that brought me too them. That and the fact that I started NOTICING there are a lot of other breeds the asil has contributed too
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