To all members, would like to hear what breeds you own and what attracted you to them. For me it would be the Asil hands down. I was attracted by there rugged good looks and there history being the first known breed of Gamefowl. They are a versatile breed and add vigor to other breeds who need a boost to freshen them up. And of course there unwavering courage against all odds. I could go on and on but will let others do so.
Being a third generation chicken man of Mexican decent, I grew up among the 1Ē and Cuarto competitions. Mostly made up of American and Spanish gamefowl. In the 80ís there was an influx of Laos immigrants being in grade school I became friends with some Hmong kids. We would spar our birds after school and my American Birds would run out of gas quick against their Dinasour looking my birds. Eventually I was gifted my first Pluckers and I was hooked on orientals.
I was stuck on purity and ď asils only ď in the beginning. Then I started observing the real dedicated ones and there objectives and goals. I had a few talks with myself and realized the most important thing is to know is where your birds came from and why they were kept.
My answer is the same as Bigbirdís. Still admire Asils, but donít own anymore. Love the Brazilians. Iíve been on a quest since I got involved with the Orientals to acquire Pasquale Brazilians. Have them, and still looking for other strains of them.
Also have Ga Pluckers. Iíve been very fortunate to acquire the best of that line. Between those and the Brazilians Iím very content. Also the Saab Brazilians. As far as Iím concerned, the Saab Brazilians are the finest breed of Orientals available today.
asils for me aswell for the same reasons you mentioned brady, The history behind them Alone is enough....but their structure, attitude and heart and well received bonuses
The ingredients are there and I will strive to breed asils that would make anyone proud to own them,
I got my first asils to grade into my cubalayas to improve them and it worked.After learning more about the asils, I found a pure strain of Manuel Reynolds asils right here in VA. After breeding them for years I discovered Brazilians and am also pleased with them. I am sure there are exceptional birds of any breed but not impressed with shamo, ganoi, or Thai. At least the ones that I have owned. I am sticking with asils, Brazilians, and cubalayas.