I agree with you gentlemen. Asil is a big name and who knows really what. We have to go by the articles written by old people and what we were taught as kids back home. Like mr.merchant if it's looks like Asil, and move like a Asil, and talk like a Asil no need to worry. People have their own opinions but we can't change.
the argentinian arent bantam. started as imports from india then bred to desired look. again isnt hard to do. those fat head wrinkled asil exist in the homelands. y so hard to believe they got shipped elsewere like most fowl has?
Puerto Ricoís rajahs tested heavily, regularly and harshly....if their was none game in them it would show fast....
The Fleshy faces are a product of Selection , Argentina has had imported asils for a very long time and have had a lot of time to perfect the look they desired
Puerto Rican rajahs Are some of the most battle tested asils in the world
Arent the rajah asil or rajah Murgh/rajah khan about the same as what we used to call the ghan asil back in the 80ís?..sometimes called rajah ghan which I believe is another word for khan,it seemed to me more of a type of asil than a specific line..wide back, thick medium length legs, wide back, thick body and breast. Reputation for toughness, power and gameness. I think sonatol was a similar description of a type of asil. I always read they were bred with the goal of producing a cock that could excell in the Dora dirza which was a multi day grueling contest. Maybe this is why the asil has such thickness to the body and big meaty breast, to help him weather such a long ordeal. Iíve seen birds that didnít have this build actually kind of harden and wither down in the breast area in a long, non-stop test..they werenít very equipped for it and didnít hold up well but were impressive at first. As far as the fleshy head, most asil breeders consider it a defect and i think is due to people just not culling them and some actually breeding for the look.
Same as why all the true asils are hard to find. Nobody thought to preserve them. Theres many examples of extreme looking asil in the Paki and indian groups on fb. Times have changed and that type is not fast enough. Simple as that