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by ruchita last modified Jan 22, 2014 01:04 PM

Mar 15, 2013

Native Tract

Found in most parts of Andhra Pradesh, especially the East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Viziangaram districts and in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. The most popular varieties are Peela (golden red), Yarkin (black and red), Nurie 89 (white), Kagar (black), Chitta (black and white silver), Teekar (brown) and Reza (light red).


  • Body weight at 20 weeks: 1,220 gms.
  • Standard Weight:
    -Cocks: 3 to 4 kgs
    -Hens: 2 to 3 kgs
    -Cockerels: 2.5 to 3.5 kgs
    -Pullets: 1.5 to 2.5 kgs.
  • Age at sexual maturity: 196 days.
  • Annual egg production : 92.
  • Average Egg weight at 40 weeks: 50 gms.
  • Fertility: 66%.
  • Hatchability of fertile eggs: 63%.
  • Size of a good specimen of an Aseel Cock from head to toe: 28 inches. 


Cultural / Economic Significance

The Aseel is reared under backyard poultry management systems and is a vital source of meat and income for small-holder poultry rearers. The bird is important in tribal culture for cock-fighting. Men manage selected male chicks and take care of selection and breeding stock. Women play an important role in the rearing, management and sale of birds.