I know this forum is for Asil 'specifically' but the question does relate to Asils.
Is it just me or does the Burmese Gamefowl Breed (Pama)...Look a lot like a 'PERFECT' cross/hybrid between pure bred Asils and pure bred Thais......?
I am no oriental gamefowl expert / master...so don't 'quote' me directly and just take this with a grain of salt...But after many years of following, reading and researching asian gamefowl...
I would venture to guess and am highly probable (within 80% accuracy) that the Burmese Gamefowl as a breed on a whole...
Probably developed out of a intensive and extensive breeding between pure Thai stock and pure Asil stock that was imported or already well established within Burma at the time. This was probably common place and widely practiced in Burma, given the fact that the country of Burma lies perfectly in between Thailand and India. Therefore...it would make sense for Burmese cockers to combine Thai's and Asil's in order to gain better fighting characteristics/traits over the 'native' burmese gamefowl.
I truly believe the Burmese Gamefowl Breed of today...is nothing more than a 'refined' and 'modern' version of a cross/hybrid that was developed many years ago between pure bred Asils and pure bred Thais. That was probably developed with a purpose to infuse better blood into the 'native' burmese gamefowl but ultimately ended up replacing the native stock/strain and therefore becoming the popular/wide spread strain that most Burmese cockers would eventually adopt and breed and that what we as gamefowl enthusiast would label as Burmese Gamefowl (Pama) today.
Does anyone agree...?