Doc they look real good. I've got a little pullet running around, she looks about 2 lb. I have to catch her up and check her toe punch to see how she bread. I will post a photo of her as soon as I can catch her.
do you have any chicks for sale ive benn looking for some bantam asil for a very long time yours look almost exactly like bantams the reason why ive been looking for bantam asil is so that i may show them at the national western stock show in denver colorado
Here are some Bantam Asil which I have at the moment and some birds from earlier years
This was a remarkable little warrior, "Captain Jack" managed to get in a pen with a big Madras Asil. Arrived just in time to save him. He already lost an eye but he kept on attacking !
These are probably too large to be considered bantams but the cock is 3.14 lbs, hen in pic 2 is 1.14 lbs & the last hen is 1.11 lbs. I already have some chicks on the ground in hopes of developing a line that will make battle crosses with my Spanish fowl.
Looks like I will pursue the developement of a Bantam Asil line with these guys since they are not too far from the standard. I especially love the hens especially when I hold them in my hands. They are just solid & round.
I have to thank CyberDave for breeding these guys & allowing me to work with them. This has the makings of being my favorite project I have taken on thus far.
Hello Gito! It's nice to see some recent photos of the birds I sent you>(for our 'joint-adventure'!) One thing that we both know for certain> They are 'Game' to the bone! I wish you the best of luck and will be most anxious to follow your 'Spanish' blending project! My wife and I both miss these 'wee-ones', here at our old farmstead (especially since they were 2.5 yrs old when I sent them your way)> but I know they are in the hands of a very experienced and SERIOUS breeder!
Warmest regards to you my friend!CyberDave
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Nice looking birds friends. I dont have no Bantam Asil at the moment. Gave them away to a little kid from Slovenia. His father came over to get some big fowl. Will keep some again next year. Bantam Asils are simply nice birds to see and have. Toy Warriors !
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names
Willem I don't see a real problem either with using the term Bantam other than my personal preference. I have owned several breed of miniature the game in the past, every bit as game and athletic as their full size counterparts. As I said before the term Bantam implies show Birds not game although I'm sure the term is just fine either way. I know most large chicken breeds have a bantam counterpart sometimes referred to as ministers. I just prefer the term miniatures as they are usually one fifth to one quarter the size of the standard breed but they are expected to exhibit all of the standard breed's characteristics. Both terms are very widely used buy chicken fancy and breeders. I just feel more comfortable with the use of the term miniatures for my Game Cocks.
Thanks Doc yeah hoping to breed a lower set to the tail (has to be below the horizontal right?)... had game fowl when I was growing up in Oz but mainly Old English and American (large fowl) Always wanted some Aseels. Just got back into having fowl (long story lol) But I got this pair along with some OEG bantams and some large game fowl from a local lady. How do you get a copy of the "Standards" so I know what to breed for