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The Aseel is a very old game breed from subcontinent(PAKISTAN-INDIA) . It has been bred in sub- continent for many centuries for its aggressive behaviour.They were popular with the rulers of India (Mughal emperors & some Nawabs of states in India ,all these rulers are Muslims. They established Aseels as gaming and also developed their beauty. Aseel is strongest gamecock in the whole world and a strongest breed of poultry . It is difficult to keep Aseels in close quarters due to their aggressive tendencies.
Aseel is more beautiful and social able land fowl. All Aseel strains do have their eyeposition in central in their face. The Aseel family is very big. Aseel are also known for their intelligent defensive and tactical thinking to keep power for long time in endurance fight.
" Aseel" is an Arabic word meaning "pure" or "throughbred". The Aseel gamefowl breed might will be 3500 years old as cockfighting has been mentioned in an Indian manuscript"Manusriti" of the same antiquity."Manusriti" an indian document on law, reiligon and philosophy .Probably descended from the Indian red jungle fowl it has been moulded through countless generations of special selection , always on the same lines, into a magnificent warrior.Aseel were developed primarily as a sort of feathered pugilist, and this aspect of their development has had an over powering, influence on the breeds' structure,constitution, and temperament as well as influencing,its role in the development of more modern breeds.


Romans fighting cocks approximately 2000 years ago
Source: The Poultry Book
edited by Johnson and Brown, 3rd edition, 1909.

from a painting on a vase in the Gregorian Museum in Rome

  An Introduction of Gamecocking !
An Introduction to the Sport:

Cock fighting is reportedly the world's oldest spectator sport, going back 6,000 years in persia,now known as Iran.
Alexandar the Great the night before would stage cock fights impress upon his soldiers courage and valor.
Famous American cockers have included George Washington,Thomas Jefferson,and Andrew Jackson , all of whom raised and fought birds.


Evidence of cockfighting is found among the earliest records of civilization. Although the first record of the sport in China occurs in 517 B.C., it is thought to have occurred well before that date. Finsterbusch in his book "Cockfighting all over the World" states that written records over 3,000 years ago make mention of cockfights. Believed by many to be one of earliest forms of sport, cockfighting is also thought to be one of the most universal. It has an extensive history in ancient Persia, India, south east Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Cockfighting has been documented in nearly every country, differing only in the rules employed in the contest and the physical attributes of the cocks that are selectively bred for this purpose.

The assumption that gamefowl (a distinct strain of Gallus domesticus, otherwise known as the domestic chicken) were developed from four species of wild Jungle-fowl found in India and southeast Asia is based on their strikingly similar appearance and behavior. In their native setting, male Jungle-fowl are strongly territorial and fight, often to the death, to claim breeding rights. It has been theorized that this natural selection process fascinated early man who then proceeded to domesticate the Jungle-fowl and selectively breed for the qualities that define the modern Gamecock. Not surprisingly, cockfighting is still popular in India and southeast Asia.

Gamefowl and cockfighting remained a popular pastime in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. The earliest post-Roman record of the sport in England appears in the 12th century, during the reign of Henry II. Cockfighting was embraced by many members of the Royal Family through the ages, including Queen Elizabeth, King James I, Henry VIII, Charles II, numerous Earls and Lords (e.g., the famous breeder Earl of Derby) and has been referred to as the "Royal Pastime" and the "Sport of Kings." In fact, one cockpit in Westminster (built by Charles II) was dubbed the "Royal Cock-pit" and was the the site of the annual "Gold Cup." Cockfighting was so popular that nearly every town had a cockpit, and boys were allowed to fight cocks in the schoolroom on Shrove Tuesday. Although it was outlawed in England in 1834, it remained openly popular for decades. Today, the Royal Pastime is carried on, albeit discreetly, as devoted breeders in England attempt to maintain the bloodlines developed by their forefathers.

Cockfighting spread from Asia after the Persian armies conquered India in the 4th century B.C. The Persians adopted the sport and are thought to be at least partly responsible for its introduction to the Mediterranean basin through military and commercial pursuits. The sea-faring Phoenicians are also thought to be responsible for the widespread distribution of gamefowl from the orient to Africa, the Middle East, and along the European coast.

Cockfighting in Greece was a popular pursuit not only for entertainment, but as a model for courage in the face of extreme adversity. One of the more famous stories of cockfighting involves Themistocles, the mighty Athenian General. When preparing for battle against the Persians, his troops witnessed two cocks fighting beside the road. Themistocles took this occasion to explain to his soldiers:

"Behold, these do not fight for their household gods, for their monuments
of their ancestors, for glory, for liberty, or the safety of their children,
but only because the one will not give way to the other."

A great battle between the armies ensued, and the Persians were defeated. The influence of this particular cockfight was perpetuated by the subsequent passage of a law requiring yearly cockfights in Athens, the construction of an amphitheater for cockfighting, and the required attendance of young men at cockfights to learn the lesson of courage and fortitude even to death. A similar story describes the Roman emperor Severus prior to the invasion of Britain ordering his sons to attend daily exhibitions of cockfighting to counter the effects of their self-indulgent lifestyles. In addition to a physical and moral conditioning program, the cockfight was intended "not only to make them emulous of glory through the performance of great achievements, but also be firm and unshaken in the midst of dangers, nay in death itself."