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Asil Chickens!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MaranDude, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. MaranDude

    MaranDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I was reading the Backyard Poultry magazine yesterday and they had an intriguing article about the Asil chicken. And I would like to give them a shot. So if anyone knows where i could get information on getting my hands on some then that would be awsome!
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  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:They're only "fighting birds" if that's what you do with them. [​IMG] They are actually very intelligent and personable fowl. If you have an opportunity to read the article about them in Backyard Poultry - I do recommend it. It is very informative.
     
  5. MaranDude

    MaranDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. Yes and they are just fighting birds when introduced to other cocks. Thats why you only keep a small group of females and have the males seperated.
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In essence, all males would be fighting cocks then. A fighting cock is a TRAINED cock. The fighting cock is trained to fight...even if the other male runs away repeatedly. They won't stop until they are separated or until the other bird dies. Trained fighting birds are more aggressive.

    If an Asil is desired for fighting, the owner should purchase from lines that are known for aggressiveness. Since cock-fighting is banned, that could be a bit difficult. Asil, from what I understand, WERE designed for an Asian fighting line, however if the bird is not trained...then it's not a fighting bird.
     
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  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    fighting cock...kinda like the term assault rifle...not real discriptive more tells of an action...if it is a bird in your run then it is an ornamental...put it in a ring with another and you get a fighting cock...a rifle is a rifle...if you assault someone with it then it is an assault rifle...bad press both ways...asils are beautiful birds have fun
     
  8. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some breeds are genetically more aggressive then others.. I will stick to my sweet little birds that I can manage any day of the week..
    I have a 30x25 pen with sevral birds wintering in it. There are at least 6 roos.. I think? maybe 5? Anyway I have never ever had a fight in that winter pen, or when they free range in the summer. I have roosters that buddy up and are freinds of sorts, running with the same 3 hens.. I like that.. it works for me.

    I don't like the idea of a 2 month old bird fighting.. Its just me.. but.. this breed would never work for me.. I would be to stressed out about who is trying to kill whom.
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    They are definitely not for everyone. To those of us that have them, they tend to be one of our favorite breeds. [​IMG] I recommend finding a breeder to buy from, hatchery orientals are rather lacking and have often times been a disappointment.

    A couple of places to contact breeders and find out more information are here and here .

    Oh and you might consider joining the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities, membership information found here , as they have a yearly list of breeders sent out to members (as well as some other publications of interest). [​IMG]
     
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  10. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that was a great article on the Asil breed in the Backyard Poultry this month. They are not for your typical barnyard flock for sure !! They are a beautiful breed.
     
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