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What is Sabong

What is Sabong

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Welcome to the electrifying world of Sabong, where adrenaline and feathers fly high! If you've ever wondered about the ancient sport that has captivated generations in the Philippines, this blog post is for you. Brace yourself as we dive into the thrilling realm of cockfighting and unravel its secrets. From its legality to how it's conducted, we'll leave no stone unturned. So sit back, grab a cold drink, and prepare to be amazed by the fascinating world of Sabong - an age-old tradition that continues to ignite passions today! What is Sabong Sabong, also known as cockfighting, is a bloodsport that dates back centuries and holds deep cultural significance in the Philippines. It involves two roosters pitted against each other in a battle of strength, skill, and stamina. These magnificent cr...
Fighting Cock: All You Need to Know About Fighting Rooster

Fighting Cock: All You Need to Know About Fighting Rooster

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Welcome to the thrilling world of cockfighting! Brace yourself as we dive into the captivating realm of Fighting Cock, where feathers fly and champions rise. This blog post will explore everything you need to know about these fierce and formidable roosters bred for combat. From their unmatched strength and agility to the cultural significance of cockfighting in the Philippines, prepare for an adrenaline-filled journey that will leave you on the edge of your seat. So fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a wild ride as we uncover the secrets behind these legendary gamecocks known as Fighting Cocks! What is Fighting Cock Fighting Cock, also known as game roosters or gamecocks, are a specially bred breed of roosters that possess an innate drive to fight. These birds are meticulously selecte...
McLean Hatch Gamefowl Breed Profile and Fighting Style

McLean Hatch Gamefowl Breed Profile and Fighting Style

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McLean Hatch is one of the most popular gamecocks not because of its winning record but because of its “do or die, no retreat-no surrender” behaviors. In short, of all the gamefowl breeds and roosters, Mclean Hatches have the bigger balls and are willing to die rather than run away. McLean Hatch Origin and Profile The Hatch blood came from Sanford Hatch who blended, as the story goes, a Kearney Whitehackle with a Kearney Brown Red, mixing in other blood like the Herman Duryea Boston Roundheads, and Jim Thompson Mahoganies, among others, to come up with his signature Hatch fowl. From the Sandy Hatch stocks came Ted McLean’s version of Hatch that came both yellow and green-legged. Supposedly, these were the better Hatches that gave rise to the other variants of the McLean, like Gilmore...
Kelso Gamefowl and its Fighting Style

Kelso Gamefowl and its Fighting Style

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If cockfighting has leading brands, the pure Kelso gamefowl would be one alongside Sweater, Lemon, Hatch, and Roundhead. Kelso is one of the best fighting cock varieties. Different breeders develop their bloodlines, but the original qualities of the Kelso line of fighting cocks are always there. In this article, we will look at the history of Kelso, how it developed and evolved until today, its characteristics, and most importantly, its fighting style. Kelso fowl are a variety of American Gamefowl developed by American breeder Walter A. Kelso, owner of Oleander Gamefarm. The success of Kelso’s bloodline of gamecocks made him one of the most popular and iconic names in cockfighting history. Who is Walter Kelso, and how he developed the Kelso gamefowl? Long before the Kelso gamefowl bec...
10 Best Fighting Rooster and Gamefowl Breeds

10 Best Fighting Rooster and Gamefowl Breeds

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If you are looking for the best fighting rooster breeds, then you are in the right place. Game fowls or fighting roosters are a group of different breeds dedicated to fighting among themselves. They are characterized by extremely aggressive behavior in both females and males. This temperament manifests itself from an early age, so separating the males from each other is necessary to avoid a fight. Today, we will address the different breeds of fighting roosters, also called fighting or fighting roosters, since there are other races and a lot of ignorance on this subject. Know and choose which is the best breed for you. In countries where cockfighting is legal (need to secure a permit from the government), like the Philippines, the type of fighting cocks breeds or gamefowl is very imp...
Sweater Gamefowl History and Its Fighting Style

Sweater Gamefowl History and Its Fighting Style

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The Sweater gamefowl is synonymous with the king of the gamefowls and is an absolute winner. We cannot talk about cockfighting without mentioning the Sweater. Developed by Carol Nesmith, Sweater has consistently won most derby fights in brutal competition in the bloodiest cockpits in the Philippines and Mexico. Sweater became the winningest bloodline of fighting cock not only in the Philippines but also in South America, particularly in Mexico. Sweater gamefowl history Although Carol is not the original breeder of the famous bloodline, he is instrumental in its popularity and the one who refined its bloodline. Hence, he deserves all credit for the development of pure Sweater rooster. The person who sold the original stock even told him the bred could no longer compete. Carol’s partner...
Top 7 Best Gamefowl Breeds

Top 7 Best Gamefowl Breeds

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Cockfighters and gamefowl breeders are always looking for the best gamefowl breeds to raise. The game fowls or fighting roosters are a group of different breeds dedicated to fighting among themselves, which are characterized by having extremely aggressive behavior in both females and males. This temperament manifests itself from an early age, so it is necessary to separate the males from each other to avoid a fight. Today we will address the different breeds of fighting roosters, also called fighting or fighting roosters. Since there are different races and a lot of ignorance on this subject. Know and choose which is for you the best breed of rooster. In countries where cockfighting is legal (need to secure a permit from the government), like the Philippines, the type of fighting coc...
Lists of Gamefarms and Gamefowl Breeders in Bacolod and Negros Island

Lists of Gamefarms and Gamefowl Breeders in Bacolod and Negros Island

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Are you looking for a list of gamefarms and gamefowl breeders in Bacolod and Negros?  You come to the right place! When it comes to chicken of all sorts, Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental, is arguably the most famous place in the Philippines. Not only that it is the home of the original chicken inasal, it is also the home of the best gamefowls and fighting cocks in the country.  In Luzon, a gamecock from Bacolod is considered high-end. They are the finest compared to gamefowls from other provinces. Although other provinces and cities are trying to establish their names recently, Bacolod is already an established “brand” when it comes to fighting cocks. If you are planning to visit the Negros Island and want to buy gamefowl from there, it is better to have a list of gamef...
Gamefowls for Sale: Where to Buy Fighting Cocks in the Philippines

Gamefowls for Sale: Where to Buy Fighting Cocks in the Philippines

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Are you spending a lot of time online searching for gamefowls for sale near you? Are you looking to enter the game of fighting roosters? Continue reading. The Coronavirus pandemic slowed down the cockfighting tradition in the Philippines, but “online sabong” brought the sport into the spotlight again, and it’s only getting stronger. Although physical cockfighting is illegal due to social distancing guidelines, the supply of fighting cocks and gamefowls once again is in shortage. It could be in trouble in the next few months if the online sabong continues to flourish. (Update: The legality of Online Sabong has been discontinued due to the massive addiction of many Filipinos affecting many families. Although many cockpit workers lost their jobs, many also benefit from online sabong, es...
Regular Rooster vs Gamefowl: What’s the Difference?

Regular Rooster vs Gamefowl: What’s the Difference?

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When it comes to fighting roosters, a non-game regular rooster will be no match for a gamecock, especially when the fighting lasts more than a minute, as I am going to explain below. Even before I started this blog, a lot of people who visit my backyard farm always ask me if my giant Black Australorp and monstrous Barred Plymouth Rock will not run away if any of them meet a fighting cock, and I always tell them, “Yes, they will run away.” Before anything else, let us know what these birds are and their differences. What is a regular rooster? A rooster, or specifically a regular rooster, is a male chicken raised and bred to mate with hens to reproduce. Farmers who raise rosters are those who want their flock multiple. In contrast, farmers who only raise chicken for eggs don’t raise ...