asil or cross asil hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alibaba, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. alibaba

    alibaba In the Brooder

    May 19, 2012
    here is my hen, i bought her because i want a good broody hen. my friend advice me to buy a asil hen. she starts laying and today laid her 8th egg plz tell me when she will go for broody and is she asil or cross??
    in her nest box i put 8 dummy eggs to encourage her. plz reply


  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Although I am not an Asil expert, I think that your hen is an Asil. If not an Asil, she is another similar-looking breed, like a Malay or Shamo. As for going broody, a hen will go broody when she is ready. You can't really predict when or force her to go broody, she'll brood when her instincts tell her to.
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    In my opinion, she is an Asil cross. She just looks a little too tall to be an Asil. However, she likely still has some Asil in her, though she could also have some Malay or Shamo (two breeds that look similar) in her. It depends on the bird as to when they go broody. Some go broody not long after laying their first eggs, but other birds never go broody, even if they are a broody breed. Asils are generally broody, but they are not as broody as Silkies.

    Hope this helps!

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