Aseel Fighting Game Fowl were first used for cockfighting and may be considered fighting cocks. The chicks often fight when they are just a few weeks old and mature roosters will fight to the death. Hens can also be very aggressive towards each other. Towards humans, Asils are generally very tame and trusting. There are anecdotes where they have come to their keepers for other things than food, for example, to get the keeper to open the door to the coop so they can get to roost.
The hens are not good layers but are excellent sitters. Laying depends on the Asil variety, the small Asil are known to be very poor layers, sometimes laying just 6 eggs a year, whereas larger Asil can lay around 40 eggs a year. Asil chicken (also spelled Aseel or Asli) is an ancient breed of chicken from India. Asil chickens are originally kept for cockfighting. The Aseel chickens are generally known to be aggressive. They were born to fight, and the fight is what they will do. Aseel chicks are known to grapple with other chicks as soon as they can, and it’s not your typical play-fighting. These early brawls could already reach a point of injuring and wounding.
While most hens are typically known to be gentler and calmer, the Aseel hens are an exception. They will fight other hens, and they won’t mind even if it has to go on for hours. Of course, the Aseel roosters are no different. It would be a bad idea to raise more than one Aseel rooster on your land as they will fight to the death. The Aseel chicken is a bird that was born to fight. More likely than not, you’ve never seen a chicken as dedicated to its purpose as these guys. Roosters will go at it with other roosters, hens will attack other hens, and even chicks will brawl with other chicks!
The ancient Assel ranks as one of the fiercest game fowls in the world. They will fight for days without end and will fight to the death. Hens fight hens. Roosters fight roosters. Even chicks fight chicks. However, Assel hens treat their brood with unusual tenderness and will protect them from snakes or vermin. Assel owners have even seen Assel roosters protecting the young. Surprisingly, though vicious with each other, Aseels prove quite docile in the presence of humans.
It is noted for its pugnacity, high stamina, majestic gait, and dogged fighting qualities.
The popular varieties of Aseel are, Peela (Golden red), Yakub (Black and red), Nuri (White), Kagar (Black), Chitta (Black and white spotted), Java (Black), Sabja (White and golden or black with yellow or silver), Teekar (brown) and Reza (light red).
Pea comb, bright red wattle, and ear lobes, long neck, and strong legs
These birds are like samurai warriors, as they “fight to the death”. They are majestic, always ready to fight, and loyal to their owners. The Aseel chicken holds itself with such confidence and elegance. It has a distinctive stance that clearly shows that it is always ready for battle. One look at these birds, and one would know not to mess with them.