Sandman and other friends, please remember that India or Hind in the days before the colonial period included the present territories of Pakistan (old name Sindh) and Bangladesh (old name Banga). Sandman your statement that Indian Asil are crossed and look like table fowl and that the Asil from Pakistan I presume in your eyes are the real ones is simply not true. I was in India (Rajastan / Punjab/ Haryana states) and Sri Lanka myself. You see some of the finest Asil but indeed also birds who look like table fowl. These last ones are socalled Desi fowl (crosses between Asil x local poultry breeds). These sort of fowl you find anywere in Asia. I do not know the reason why native breeders from the Asil homelands dont respond. Yes many of them do not speak English and even not Hindi. There are about 21 national languages in India and over 600 regional dialects. On Ganoi.com we had massive discussions and extreme verbal fights between Pakistani and Indian breeders. A lot of those people from both sides since then take no more part in any discussion not here and not on other (Asil) gamefowl websites. Also remember that most information was passed verbally from father to son or from an old ustad (trainer) to his apprentice ! I asked and asked and looked and looked about books on Asil, nada ! Thats why getting genuine information is so damn hard. Sometimes the information is 100% controversial. By some a particular physical feature is preferred but seen as a weakness or great fault by other native breeders. As said we only can try to unveil the bits and pieces we've got. Below a map showing in my view the countries with natural Asil populations and countries with non-domestic Asil populations (brought in by trade or other means of travel). Feel free to comment on my reply or map.