Aseel
The Aseel (also spelled Asil) is an ancient breed from India, originally kept for cockfighting but today kept for ornamental purposes. Despite their history, Asils are said to be friendly when kept apart from other cocks. They're also said to be very smart. Strongly muscled, they contributed to the modern Cornish "broiler"breed. Combs and wattles are very small. Aseel hens are broody but only lay a few eggs per year. Feathering is close, sleek and hard.

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Wheaten Aseel Hen
Class: All Other Breeds
Type: Large Fowl
Size: Small (4-5 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Ornamental
Recognized Varieties: Black Breasted Red, Dark, Spangled, White, Wheaten


Egg Laying: Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color: Cream or Tinted
Egg Size: Medium


Comb Type: Pea Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4


Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Docile & intelligent. Cocks should be kept separate from other cocks