Something you don't see often

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Aisha3789, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Aisha3789

    Aisha3789 Chirping

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    I am thinking that not too many of you might have an Aseel pullet running around in your flock. They are the long legged chickens I have ever seen. These are probably one of the most common pure breeds here in Pakistan. She is still a baby about 3 - 4 months old but as tall as my rooster lol. She looks black but in the sun she is purple and green shimmery. 20180401_181617.jpg
     
  2. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    She is very pretty
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Thank you for sharing! It's always interesting to see what breeds are common in other parts of the world. Why do you think the aseel is suited to your country/environment? I know a thin chicken with long legs like that probably wouldn't do too well with the long winters where I live and I have much heavier bodied birds.
     
  4. Aisha3789

    Aisha3789 Chirping

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    I'm not sure really why they are common here. But maybe it's because they are known as fighters. I don't fight mine but most people do. People bet on them and hold matches and stuff...very sad. But it does get pretty cold here it has the same climate is North Florida.
     
  5. MatthewsHomestead

    MatthewsHomestead Free Ranging

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    She is pretty! I have an Amerecauna with her coloring! Also, welcome to BYC!!!!! We are s happy to have you here!!!
     
  6. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Yes, fighting is common in many parts of the world, and more accepted in some than others. I don't doubt it has influenced the chicken gene pool. Are they good layers? I feel like slender birds tend to be better layers than meat birds.
     
  7. Aisha3789

    Aisha3789 Chirping

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    I really don't know much about them actually. She is my first one..... we will soon find out :)
     
  8. kklowell

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    That's a pretty bird. Like PirateGirl, we don't have thin-bodied chickens here in Maine because they need lots of body to hold heat in the winter here.
     
  9. chickenmama109

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    ive never seen a chicken like that in person she is very pretty
     
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  10. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    I have an Aseel hen and have had various aseels over the years. They are not the easiest breed to keep to be honest (which is why I have only kept one long term)! EXTREMELY aggressive, they hate to be confined and can be very noisy. But they make excellent mothers. They will brood and brood and there is no breaking them, and they will defend those chicks like no other breed. Very hard to keep in a mixed flock but they are beautiful, sort of goose like.

    Here is my Aseel hen, Treacle:
     

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