I know they are just toys, but I thought it would be nice if we could each show some of our birds and tell how they were made.
Here in the States, the Bantam Asil has been in the Bantam Standard for many years, but had totally disappeared from the Show scene. I decided I'd like to bring them back. At the same time there were others across the country who were thinking the same way. Several of us are now working on them and most of the different breeders all have one or more of my birds since I started the project.
I began breeding smallest to smallest to establish my line. There is nothing else in my birds but Asil. They also do not have the 'bantamizing' gene. Thus, it is a constant work to keep them small. I did get them down smaller than they are now, but when I did the hens couldn't lay eggs and survive. Nature has her limits. Thus, mine are little larger than what is called for in the Standard. I show them as stags and pullets as the cocks/hens are too large (by 1/2 lb).