Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Large India Aseel
LARGE SOUTH INDIAN ASEEL LARGE SOUTH INDIAN ASEEL The large South Indian aseel is the brother of the North Indian & Madras aseel. Typical features: triple peacomb or walnut combtype (and anything between ), pearlish eyes, delta-shaped beak(small and broad at base). Colors to be found in a wide variety. Their height is upto 29"(75 cm ) and there weight is around 14.3 Lbs (6.5 Kgs) .Shank color: yellow, yellow-whitish, flesh color or dark colored (blackish to slategrey allover).Birds are fought either in natural spurs or like in the state of Andhra Pradesh (Southeast India) birds are fought using a single slasher tied under the foot. They use a slasher with a cutting lenght of 1.2 to 2.4" (30 to 60 cm) .Anyone following the widespreaded believe saying that aseel if cut by steel run is simple not informed about the customs used in the homeland of the aseel ! Another issue of a South Indian aseel .But as the aseel is 3500 years old and the Japanese Shamo only bred onwards from,the 16th century it must be clear to anyone that the Shamo is actually "Aseel-like". According local sources breeding of Aseel in the South east of India was also influenced by imports of Burmese Aseel brought back by Dravidian seafarers and merchants.