Hi Everyone, New member to the forum here.
I have been a gamefowl enthusiast for as long as I can remember. But it's just this year that I am finally starting the hobby after years of not being able to do so. I got a cockerel from one of my buddies who owns a small flock of asian gamefowl. Honestly...I don't know which breed of asian gamefowl this cockerel might be. I know its not 'PURE' and is probably a mix/cross/hybrid.
But I was wondering if maybe some of the members on here with more experience...could point me in the right direction as to which breed of asian gamefowl this bird's blood/DNA mostly (90% accuracy) comprises of.
My buddy is a Hmong guy and he tells me its a 'THAI' from one of his own stock that he got from his Uncle in Northern California. One thing I know for sure is...
A lot of the hmong cockers don't really breed 'pure' strains and tend to cross breed a lot in order to achieve better fighting traits/characteristics. Hmong cockers don't really specify between the different oriental breeds when describing chickens and I think most of them are ill-informed or just don't know the differences that much due to a lack of knowledge and/or as a result of performing a lot of cross breeding as a universal practice within the hmong gamefowl community. Therefore...I think a lot of hmong cockers tend to 'generalise' or 'lump' all of the oriental breeds into one term/word and usually just label any asian gamefowl as 'Thai Chicken'...if its physical structure/composition is anything remotely close to a Malayoid type gamefowl and is clearly 'NOT' bankivoid type gamefowl.
From my own experiences and from what I can gather online on oriental gamefowl...I think he looks more 'ASIL' than Thai, but I am not sure. I would also guess that there might be some Burmese gamefowl blood in him also. Does anyone think there might be some 'SHAMO' or even 'BRAZILIAN SHAMO" blood in him ?