What is the Most Aggressive Chicken / Cock Fighting


What is the Most Aggressive Chicken _ Cock Fighting

Author: Dr. John Abbass
DVM M.Phil

WHICH IS THE MOST AGGRESSIVE CHICKEN? A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Chickens are the most commonly domesticated animals. They are usually raised for eggs and meat purposes. They are easy to grow and manage, so chicken raising is one of the profitable businesses as it requires less capital and generates more profit but again proper management ensures the profitability of this business.

There are many breeds of chicken that are reported to date. These different breeds vary in temperament, size, productivity, and other important parameters. Chickens owners keep interested to know and get sufficient knowledge about the various breeds of chickens.

Here, we will simply discuss the most aggressive breed of chicken recorded so far with its full characteristics and majorly focusing on their behavioral pattern.

$100 Million per Year Industry

Cock Fighting in America / 100 Million Year Industry



WHICH IS THE MOST DANGEROUS CHICKEN IN THE WORLD?



According to the scientific survey on the different chicken breeds, it was declared that the Henrietta chickens are considered as the world’s most dangerous chicken. They are rarely found and not usually domesticated.



WHICH IS THE MOST AGGRESSIVE CHICKEN?


In routine chicken rearing, farmers should have sufficient knowledge about the aggressive chicken breed; this know-how will definitely help them in managing a good chicken raising system.

ASIL or ASEEL is considered one of the aggressive chicken in the world also called fighting chicken. Roosters/cock is the most aggressive. They had actually been used for cockfighting since long ago.

Aseel Chicken farm



HISTORY: Fighting Chickens


The literal meaning of the word aseel is ‘purebred”. The Asil is found on the Indian sub-continent and as mentioned earlier is probably the world oldest and the most aggressive gamefowl breed. The evidence of organized cockfighting is based on archeological finds which have been found in the Indus valley (today Pakistan but Indian territory till 1947).

Understanding the Asil is not that easy. The breed is domestic to the Indian subcontinent. At the present day, this landmass consists of the following countries India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. This huge landmass is home to an enormous variety of ethnic groups and cultures.
Sometimes information from the homeland is controversial.



Therefore analysis and comparison of this information is a delicate matter. Asil enthusiasts from all over the world provide valuable information. The International Asil Community (IAC) tries to provide genuine information enabling all Asil fanciers around the world to preserve the Asil breed along with the proper conservation and breeding criteria. This breed was introduced in Europe in 1700 B.C.



WHEN FIRST ASIL WAS IMPORTED TO UNITED STATES?


In India, this breed has been known for thousands of years. The first Asils imported into the United States came from Lucknow, India, and were imported by Dr. H.P. Clarke of Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Clarke first exhibited the breed at the 1887 Indiana State Fair. Dr. D.S. Newill of PA also imported Aseel chickens from India in 1931. The breed was known in England by 1846 and may have arrived earlier.

The Aseel is recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA) and was admitted as a standard breed in 1981 in the following colors: Black Breasted Red (Wheaten); Dark; Spangled; and White.



WHAT ARE CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS AGGRESSIVE CHICKEN?

 

The following are the standards of the Aseel as per manuscripts of the 19th century and still rigorously followed by people.

  • BEAK – short, thick, powerful, the color of ivory, and shutting tight. The upper mandible should be straight.
  • EYES – bright, rather prominent, iris white and pearl-like, the eyelids a pointed oval, a yellow or bloodshot tinge in the irises is seen in some birds.
  • COMB – pea or triple comb, short, thick, and low (except “Bihangam” strain)
  • WATTLES – totally absent (except “Bihangam” strain).Face and earlobes red
  • HEAD – large and slightly elongated like that of a mongoose, jawbone, and cheekbones large, lean covered with a little flesh, the skin tough, the throat not prominent and with as little dewlap as possible, the hackle feathers beginning low beneath it in front.
  • NECK – medium length, inclined to short, the neck bone next to the skull prominent, thus giving it the shape of a cobra’s open hood. The neck bones are small, the ridges fleshless, thick to feel, especially 2 or 3 inches (5 to 7½ Cm) below the head. On the whole strong like an iron rod, covered with wiry feathers.
  • BACK – broad and flat. Viewed from above back and wings are heart-shaped.
  • WINGS – carried well apart from the body and held high in a fit bird. They must be muscular and fleshless, with hard strong rather strong quill feathers.
  • CHEST – Thrown out, wide, muscular, hard, the flesh was showing through the feathers on the breast, thighs, and shoulder joints.
  • STERN – The belly small, “the Pope’s Nose” large, broad, and very strong. The sickle feathers narrow, scimitar-shaped, wiry, pointed, drooping from the base, less curved than other breeds, feathers iridescent, not carried above the horizontal, close together, but not shut up, cloak and saddle feathers pointing backward than in other breeds, though, pointed and beautiful.
  • BODY – compact and muscular
  • THIGHS – Not too long, large, round, hard muscular, and sparsely feathered (the flesh often shining through), in line with the body, and not so wide as his wings when the bird faces you, as such a bird would be unable to strike properly.
  • LEGS – Thick and square, down the front, not round in matured birds. The meeting of the scales makes a straight line slightly indented. White is the only color acceptable, but the legs often turn yellow due to the feeding of green plants.
  • TOES – Straight, thick, yet tapering and strong, nails very broad, strong, curved, and white.
  • APPEARANCE – the carriage of the Aseel has to be upright, standing firmly and well on its legs, the bird handsome, sprightly and shapely, and quick as a cobra in its movements. A standing bird viewed from the side should have


WHAT ARE OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES?

  • Status – Threatened
  •  Egg Size – Small
  • Temperament – They are highly aggressive
  • Body Weight – Cock 6 lbs, Hens 5 Lbs
  • Purpose – Cock Fighting But Nowadays for Ornamental Reasons

Conclusion



Aseels are vigorous and tenacious survivors and are suitable for use on the range. The hens are poor and seasonal layers of brown-shelled eggs, but make excellent broodies and mothers, being quite formidable in the protection of their young. There are reports of Aseel hens fighting off snakes in the protection of their eggs or chicks.

Both males and females have short and hard feathers, which are held tightly to their bodies. They have a meaty carcass and are slow-growing. The males have a very distinctive, short, chopped-off crow.

The breed is reported to be quite intelligent for chickens and can further be recognized for some distinct physical characteristics, such as yellow-colored legs, a hawk-like beak shape, and a round skull with eyes neatly in the center. The Aseel is also noted for having a large heart for body size, as well as short intestines – when compared to other chicken breeds.

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Canada/US/EuropeMeat3.3 lbs514 Weeks
Cornish crossesEnglandMeat6.5 - 8.5 lbs38 - 9 Weeks
Jersey GiantsUSAMeat ( Intended to replace Turkeys)13 lbs48 - 9 Months
Hertigage Breeds6 - 9 months
DelawareUSA DelawareDuo6.5 lbs4 - large8 Months
DorkingUnited KingdomDuo10 - 14 lbs5 - med5 Months
BuckeyeUSA OhioDuo6 - 9 lbs4 - med5 Months
Rhode Island RedUSA Rhode Island Duo6 b- 8 lbs5-65 Months
LeghornItalyEggs4 -5 lbs48 Months
Plymouth RockUSA - MassachusettsDuo7.5 lbs45 Months
SussexUnited KingdomDuo7 lbs4 - 5 - large5 Months
WyandotteCanadaDuo7 - 9 lbs5 Months
WelsummerNetherlandsDuo7 lbs4 / Week5 Months
HamburgUnited KingdomEggs7 lb4 - med9 weeks
Black AustralorpAustraliaDuo\3 - 5 lb5 - med5 months
Buff OrpingtonEngland Duo7 - 8 Lbs4 - 58 months
BrahmaMeat11 lbs3 - med5 monthss
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Chicken / Poultry Breeder Associations

Rabbit AssociationLocationLink
US Poultry & Egg AssociationUnited StatesUSPA
American Poultry AssociationCaliforniaAPA
Ohio Poultry AssociationOhioOPA
National Chicken CouncilUnited StatesNCC
British Poultry CouncilUnited KingdomBPCE
Poultry Club of Great BritainUnited KingdomPCGB
Association of Poultry Breeders in EUEuropeAVEC
Australian Chicken Meat Federation IncAustraliaACMF
Australian Poultry HubAustraliaPoultry Hub

Because of their aggressive behavior, special care should be taken while introducing them to the flock.

REFERENCES

Ekarius, Carol. “Chickens: Aseel.” Pocketful of Poultry: Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys. North Adams, MA: Storey Pub., 2007. 26-27. Print.Lewis, Celia. “Breed

Profiles: Aseel, Asil or Reza Asil.” The Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them. New York: Skyhorse Pub., 2011. 48-49. Print.

Platt, Frank L. 1925. All Breeds of Poultry, Origin: History: Description, Mating and Characteristics. American Poultry Journal. Chicago.

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