Aseel Fighting Game Fowl
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.