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Asil vs Shamo Chicken: What’s the Difference

Asil vs Shamo Chicken: What’s the Difference

Chickens
Asil (or Aseel) and Shamo are two very similar chicken breeds that are hard to identify which is which. Both birds are developed for cockfighting and are still in high demand in the Philippines among Sabungeros. Both Asil and Shamo have several sub-breeds making it more difficult to identify what the breed is, and if the breed is 100% pure or not. Let’s examine what these chicken breeds are all about. What is Asil Chicken Asil chicken (also spelled Aseel or Asli) is an ancient breed of chicken from India. Asil chickens are originally kept for cockfighting, but nowadays they are also kept for ornamental purposes. Asil chickens were brought to Europe around 1750. They are considered the strongest game bird in the world. They are very smart, strongly muscled and they contributed to...