Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sweater Asil Cross Breeding

This breeding season I would like to cross breed my 1/2 asil- sweater broad stag to my pure sweater broad hens to produce a 3/4 sweater and 1/4 rampuri asil battle cross. I like Sweater game fowl or fighting cocks because it is one of the popular game fowl bloodline today. Some of the characteristics of a sweater fighting cocks, they are yellow legged, peacombed, high stationed, sleek body conformation and with their characteristic pumpkin-orange hackle feathers.  Sweater fighting cocks has a swarming offensive fighting style, they can kill their opponent in the air and ground.  Sweater bloodline was popularized in the Philippines to our local game fowl breeders by one of the famous breeder Carol NeSmith who won the International Derby, the World Slashers cup back to back champion.

The origin of Sweater game fowl is mired by so many versions, some even contradictory. However, it is commonly accepted that the sweater bloodline, as originated by Sweater McGinnis, is heavy on the Kelso blood with a yellow leg hatch. As of the present, the more well known Sweaters fighting cocks are those which come from the following breeder like Dink Fiar, Bruce Barnette, Nene Abello, Sonny Lagon, Atty. Jun Mendoza, Raffy Campos and Edwin Aranez, Bebot and Chionkee Uy, among many others.

Sweater are good to be cross breed with asil to produce a battle cock with all around fighting style from air to ground. The characteristics of asil game fowl are big headed, light-eyed, heavy boned, short and tight feathered and thickly shanked. Asil are very brainy and hardy, these game fowl use an off-beat fighting style which twits the aggressive type of gamefowl. Asil are accurate body hitters and smart side-steppers to avoid being hit by their opponent.

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