A description of Asil strains and varieties in the Punjab province
big birds, stocky, muscular, strong build skull, solid beak, muscular powerful neck, scarce feathered, slow growing, some have exceptionally short wings and wing feathers, very suitable for naked heel fighting. Good in taking pain (bruises and swellings) but weak at taking cuts. The Punjabi Sahiwali Asil are the biggest in size
Asil from Gujranwala (by Rana Safdar)
The Mianwali is a compact build Reza Asil variety known for its excellent cutting ability, speed and agility. They come in various colours. They are fought in naked heel or sharpened spur (postiza). Pure Mianwali Asil strains kept for many years have all the desired Asil qualities like stamina, power, endurance and hitting power. At this moment of writing the Mianwali Asil rule the naked heel pits in
Mianwali Asil (by Asad Fareed)
The Multani is the large Asil variety in
Another large Asil category. Especially known for their knock out power, although slow they have tremendous stamina and the power to fight a long battle in the pit. They are often fought in Bund Kandai style. Weight 3.5 to 5.5 Kg (7.7 to 12.1 Lbs).
Pagyara (Bhagyara, Bhagiar, Bhagyra, Ghagyara)
This strain was named after the wolf. Pagyara are a strong hard hitting strain of Asil. The home of this strain is the city of
This medium size Asil is a comparatively new strain developed by crossing Punjabi Asil with Mianwali Asil. The idea was to produce a medium sized strong bird with both power and strength of Punjabi and speed and the cutting ability of Mianwali. The result is a partial success. They are good but can not beat best on either side.
Sargodha Asil (by Ejaz Peer Shah)
Sargodha Asil (by Tahir)