Thanks! I was going to see if you can help me out. I recently ran into a preacher man here in Tennessee that raises Asil and has for thirty or so years. His health is declining. His dad was also a preacher, since passed away, that also raised gamefowl. I knew his dad as well. Anyways, Iíll get to what Iím asking. This preacher man raises what he calls Bobby Boles Asilís. He told me the story of how he obtained them. Hereís were Iíd like to know your opinion. He had a friend, either in Alabama or Georgia (I couldnít remember what he told me) named David Green, an older man at the time. He was visiting Davidís yard about twenty five years ago and saw Davidís line of Asil. They were said to be Bobby Boles line. The preacher man wanted to buy some but David refused, saying he promised Bobby he would never sell any. The preacher man had his little boy (about 5-6 years old) with him that day and the little boy was pulling grass and feeding the those Asilís. The little boy really liked them. David supposedly told the preacher man that he couldnít sell any but Bobby never told him to not give any away. David gave the little boy a trio of them. The line was carried from there.
The preacher man told me David explained to him how he obtained them. David said when Bobby was getting up in years and maybe his health wasnít the best that he just showed up one day at Davidís place, unannounced. David said Bobby had, I believe it was a station wagon, loaded with several trioís of Asilís. Bobby gave David however many of them and told him how to breed them and to never sell any. He said Bobby wasnít able to stay long and said he had two other places to go and drop off birds. He said Bobby said he wanted his line to go on in trusted hands. I know one of the other spots was in Kentucky but I donít know the third.
The preacher man I know has actual VHS videos of David Green on Bobbyís yard with him. This preacher man has two groups of Mexicans that he sells to each year. One from Louisiana and the other Texas. They each buy several stags from him once a year. They didnít leave with as many as they normally do and I was able to get a trio from the preacher man. He also told me he could easily sell these to any bird man but they would cross them with everything once they got them home. He know I was looking to further the line he has by breeding them how he told me. These birds are very healthy and his pens are better than nice. The only line of birds he has is Bobby Boles and Atkinsons. No other breed of chicken on the yard and thereís likely close to a couple hundred. The said Boles line he has looks just like the pictures Iíve seen of birds with Bobby Boles. The preacher man also told me that all of the Boles he has will show their breast at about two years old. He said the feathers will split down the middle of the breast and at the top of their breast. He also said they would have more of an upright stance compared to the Atkinsons. If able, Iíd like to show you pictures and see what you think or if this story could be authenticated. Either way, I am blessed to have met this old cocker and hope to gain knowledge from him. My number is 931-260-2547. Thanks for your time and a super thanks for your Bobby Boles writings.