Hello Fowlgame, in my view muffed Asil are no man-made creation. Its simply a physical feature. Bearded gamefowl are found almost everywhere. In 2010 I was inThailand near the city of Chiang Mai, I made an interesting photo of a bearded Thai Game (Gaichon/Kaichon). It was taken at the Cockfight & Exhibition Center.
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Willem, thanks for the info, I figured if anyone would know it would be you, What part of the world is the Bearded Asil most commonly seen. And are the beards more common within the Kulang siza Asil then the Reza Asil, Thanks again
Hello Fowlgame, to my knowledge the biggest population of bearded Asil are found in Iran, but also in Central Asia. But ofcourse bearded Asil are also often seen in India and Pakistan. Bearded Asil are predominantly large Asil. To be honest I never have seen bearded Reza type Asil. But maybe breeders from the homeland onhere have different information.
Other interesting information can be found on two older topics in the AC forum
Yes, you can enter a Muff Asil in a poultry show. You have to place him/her as a Muff Asil and not just Asil. He/she can only win Best of Variety and cannot proceed any further than that even if he/she were perhaps the best Asil there. This is because the Muff Asil is not in our Standard. Only birds listed in the APA Standard can go on to win Best of Breed, Champion of their Class, etc. etc.
All that I raise are Muffed Asils, I'm excited because today I got a pure Brown Eagle Hennie Ganoi stag. I'm planning to have Muffed Hennie's next fall. My friend that gave me the Hennie is going to Vietnam in two weeks to bring back some blue Hennie eggs. He said if two pullets hatch, I can have one so I can establish my own Ganoi Hennie bloodline.