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Reza Asil


Outside India more commonly as the "Rajah Murgh" Asil (incorrect name). This bird is exhibited in europe in large numbers. It is also bred as a bantam variety (standarized in Europe). In Europe incorrectly known as Rajah Asil or Atkinson Asil .Weight max 3 Kg (6 Lbs). Bird left : Mr.Changez (Pakistan) Bird right : Mr.Mullapudi Narendranath (India)

Kulang Asil (Madras variety)

Habitat: Southern India (Tamil Nadu state).Compared to other Kulang Asil (see below) this variety is lower stationed and more bully-looking. Weight: 3.5 to 6 Kg (7.7 to 13 Lbs). For a longtime this Asil was known as "Blue Madras" as the first specimins imported into Europe (19th century) were of the bluered colour. In its homeland seen in a variety of colours. Birds left and right : Mr.Mullapudi Narendranath (Andhra Pradesh / India)

Kulang Asil (North - Indian type)

Large Asil generally exceeding a weight 3 Kg (6.6 Lbs). On the indian subcontinent Kulang-type Asil can reach a weight of 6 Kg (13 Lbs). Variety features: always triple peacomb and eagle-like beak. Pure specimins of both varieties are not often seen outside the Indian -subcontinent as North and South Indian types are often crossed. The height of a Kulang asil due to a different weight to size ratio is less than of the Japanese O-Shamo. Another variety is the Hint Horoz (Turkish Asil) with a weight of 3 to 4 Kg (6.6 to 8.8 Lbs). About the so called "Calcutta Asil". This is an Asil-variety created in Southern America (Argentina) by crossing Kulang Asil x Reza Asil. The intention was to create a slender but strong and rapid fighter also being capable to perform in steel and natural spurs. Bird (imported from Punjab / India) : Jean Marie Vangansberg (Belgium)

Kulang Asil (South - Indian type)

Variety features (triple or walnut peacomb, short delta-shaped beak). Large Asil with a weight exceeding 3 Kg (6.6 Lbs). Variety features (triple or walnut peacomb, short delta-shaped beak). In the Asil homelands specimin reach a max.weight of 6 Kg (13 Lbs). Pure specimins of both varieties are not often seen outside the Indian -subcontinent as North and South Indian types are often crossed. The height of a Kulang asil due to different weigh/size ratio is less than of the Shamo. Another variety is the Hint Horoz (Turkish Asil) with a weight of 3 to 4 Kg (6.6 to 8.8 Lbs). Often the name "Calcutta Asil or Calcutta" is heared. This is crossed Asil-variety created in Southern America (Argentina) by crossing Kulang Asil x Reza Asil with the objective to create a slender but strong and rapid fighter. Bird left: Mallick Rachedi (France) bird right : Lateef Quadri (India)

Malay

Left : European bred Malay Right : Center : Malay from Southern India (Kerala state) by Mr. Right: Malay from Southern India by Mr.Kantamnerni. This breed in the old days was the biggest gamefowl breed around. In the United States specimin have imported reaching an impressive height of 90 Cm (3 feet. Today the breed is suffering from inproper breeding, selection and judging criteria. Malay Breeders tend to select for the extreme high stationed and elegant type. The physical features found in the breeds homeland, the south of India are : high stationed, strong legs and thighs, a massive head and beak with very prominent eyebrows and a walnut comb. Wings are positioned on the back. But not as prominent as the European bred Malay. This feature a socalled -3 curve- profile( neck, back and tail-line) has been introduced in the breed since the end of the 19th century. Weight 4 to 5 Kg (8.8 to 11 Lbs). Breeders of Malay should aim for a high stationed ,massive, muscular strong-boned bird.-bad boy-look !


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