By Dennis Hawkins

The Aseel is a very old fighting game breed from India. It has been bred in India for many centuries for its agressive behavior. They were popular with the rulers of India who bred them for fighting purposes. It is difficult to keep Aseels in close quarters due to their agressive tendencies

The cock of this breed does not generally exceed five or six pounds and has a unique abbreviated crow. The Aseel is a very muscular bird with short, widely spaced legs. It lays light brown eggs. Although the Aseel has a meaty carcass, it grows too slow to be useful for commercial meat production. Other than its fighting ability, Aseels have little economic value. .

Back to the Asiatic Standard Breeds Page

Photo by Dennis Hawkins

Copyright 1995-2004 by Dennis Hawkins, All Rights Reserved.