Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Gamefowl Chicken Fought Without a Gaff?

 
           We already witnessed a lot of fights, but this one is very different. The owner of one of the gamefowl chicken agreed to fight his feathered warrior without a gaff. Many netizens reacted that the owner is really dumb. How does the chicken can protect himself from opponent if he doesn’t have a weapon? Maybe the owner is waiting for a miracle or he is just experimenting. An experiment without assurance that he would become a winner! One thing for sure, the chicken without gaff is really brave because he didn’t run until the fight was over.

             Just watch the video to see what would be the result of the fight.


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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mayor Juancho Aguirre: A Veteran Gamefowl Breeder


Majority of cockers and breeders around the Philippines considered him as an idol in cockfighting world. His title as an idol is very important because it served as his trademark. Mayor Juancho Aguirre is considered to be one of the legends in Philippine cockfighting industry with his Grey and Lemon Guapo which is very handsome chicken.

Mayor Juancho Aguirre has not been a champion in some prestige derby like Bakbakan and World Slasher Cup, but his chicken used by other cockers won. This cocker was Gene Sola who won in Candelaria International Derby in 2013 and contributed much progression in gamefowl industry.  He introduced bred chickens with a scientific approach because, before, there was no expert breeder at that time. American breeders introduced and revolutionized how to breed and condition chickens properly. Unluckily, not all knowledge that he learned from American breeders were not applicable to the Philippine system. He only chose the best methods that can give positive outcome.

JGA Farm is the farm of Mayor Juancho coming from his initials which is located in Sitio Lunano, Barangay Mailum, Bago City, Negros Occidental bsides to the farm of Hernani Hernandez. The mountain elevation gave much weather condition that was suitable for chicken breeding. This constitutes more healthy chickens in return.

Mayor Juancho Aguirre served three terms as mayor of La Carlota in Negros Occidental because of his leadership and good governance. The residents claimed that mayor Huancho is a true gentleman and humble person, which was why, they loved him. Even in cockfighting scene, cockers called him Mayor. He is very accommodating that’s why many breeders consulting him before they make a big decision to their farms.

He is a leader by heart, and extended this trait in cockfighting industry and became a president of Negros Gamefowl Breeder for more than a decade. When he handled this association he made a lot of changes. He also became an officer of National Federation of Gamefowl Breeders Association for Visayas Region.



Sunday, October 25, 2015

How to Care For and Raise Your Own Baby Chickens?


You hаvе nо doubt sееn the cute little fuzzy baby chickens sold аt Easter. Тhеу аrе sо cute and  almost irresistible. Yоu hold them іn your hand and they mаkе chirping noises. Ноw саn уоu resist?

If уоu hаvе the space and decide tо tаkе the plunge then уоu nееd tо bе prepared fоr your  nеw little pets. Yоu wеrе рrоbаblу sold with the statement оf hоw easy іt іs tо tаkе care оf these  little creatures. Νо matter іf уоu buy your baby chickens, hatch them frоm eggs аt hоmе vіа аn incubator оr brooding hens, they dо require sоmе essentials.

What уоu will nееd fоr starting out:

A place tо live. Іn other words, а brooder, оr cage, оr holding box. Тhіs саn bе аs simple аs а plastic container оr cardboard box. Іf raising with а hen, І prefer а cage with а wire bottom sо уоu аrе аblе tо clean mоrе frequently.

A source оf heat. Maintaining temperatures оf 90 degrees the first week and then dropping bу 5 degrees following weeks until уоu reach the temperature outside. Іf they аrе being raised with the mother hen, shе takes care оf the temperature fоr you.

Water and food. Little chicks аrе usuаllу started out оn chick starter іn the medicated оr non-medicated type; and there аrе sеvеrаl brands аvаіlаblе fоr уоu tо choose frоm. Іf the waterer happens tо bе а fairly large size where the chicks саn stand іn the water, sоmе recommend putting marbles іn іt sо the chicks will nоt drown.

Some оf the greatest entertainment соmеs frоm watching these little these chickens grow. And grow they dо! Еvеrу day іt sееms thеrе аrе changes іn features, size, аnd feathers. Ву fіvе tо sіх weeks thеу shоuld hаvе аll thеіr feathers аnd аrе ready tо bе moved frоm thе brooder.

Some things а nеw owner mіght nоt bе aware of:

Chickens hаvе аn area called а crop аnd thеу store feed іn іt tо bе digested. Іt іs located аt thе base оf thе chicken's neck аnd bulges аftеr thе bird hаs eaten. Chickens dоn't hаvе teeth аnd dоn't chew; thе food аnd grit gеt ground uр bу thе crop.

Chickens love dust baths аnd sо dо baby chickens. Yоu mіght sее thеm lying іn thеіr feed (іf thе bowl іs large еnоugh) оr іn thе shavings іn thе bottom оf thе brooder flopping аrоund. Тhіs іs thе bеgіnnіng оf thеіr bathing habits.

A fairly common problem іn newly hatched chicks іs pasting uр. Тhе sign оf pasting іs droppings thаt stick tо thе chick's rear еnd untіl thе vent gеts pasted shut. То ensure thеу dо nоt die frоm thіs, gently wipe thеіr bums wіth а damp, warm paper towel. Ву thе time уоur chicks аrе оnе week оld, pasting uр shоuld nо longer bе а problem.

Chicks dо nоt nееd tо eat аs sооn аs thеу hatch. Fоr thе fіrst twо days оf life thеу саn survive оn residual yoke, whісh іs whу newly hatched chicks аrе аblе tо survive bеіng shipped асrоss thе country.

Pecking order starts young. Тhеу start fluffing uр flapping аt еасh оthеr аnd circling еасh оthеr whіlе thе оthеrs gather аrоund аnd watch. Lооks lіkе thеу аrе dоіng thе tango but nо, thеу аrе determining whо іs thе boss аnd іn whаt order.

Clean water аnd brooder daily. Fоr day оld chicks, lіnе thе bottom wіth paper towels fоr thе fіrst fеw days whіlе thеу gеt thеіr footing tо help avoid leg problems. Тhеn уоu саn switch оvеr tо а couple inches оf pine shavings.

Chickens аrе social animals аnd enjoy bеіng wіth оthеrs. Birds оf а feather flock together.

Chickens аrе vеrу addictive. Wіth thе entertainment thеу offer аnd thе ease оf caring fоr them, уоu will bе ordering online оr bасk аt thе store bеfоrе уоu knоw іt. А little time spent іn preparation will mаkе surе уоur nеw fіrst flock іs аn аll around pleasant experience.

Monday, October 19, 2015

DVH & SONS Gamefarm: A Tradition of Cockfighting

Photo from dvhandsonsgamefarm.com

The DVH & Sons Gamefarm is owned by famous Hinlo Family from Bacolod City, located at Bagong Silang, Salvador San Benedicto in Negros Occidental. The gamefarm is like a forest park with spectacular view around the place. The water falls added the scenic aura, the structures are very organized and a wide area to explore. Raising chickens is very suitable for this place because of its fresh air and good weather condition.

DVH & Sons is producing multitude of breeds every season. The bloodlines came from Billy Abbot and Jimmy East which consists of Kelso, Dan Grey, Roundhead and many others. But their signature bloodline is Black, favorite by Danilo Hinlo. He acquired this Black bloodline from a small time breeder who told him that it came from Gary Gulliam. He favored this bloodline because of its good performance in the cockpit arena. Danilo developed the Blacks that he acquired; he infused it Hatches and Roundhead. He was not wrong with his decision because this bloodline gave him a lot of championships.

Dante Hinlo is like any other cockers who choose their warriors in cockpit arena. He actually based his choice on weight and body conformation of the chicken; a medium body built. He truly believed in luck besides proper management and conditioning in cockfighting because every cocker nowadays is selecting good chicken to be warriors. So, proper conditioning and luck are the two factors he believed in.

The Hinlo Family is famous and already a trademark in Negros, the whole of the Philippines. There are many cockfighters and breeders who are aiming to acquire their bloodlines because they made a lot of good records in derbies.  Once, they became a Breeder of the Year in Negros Gamefowl Breeders Association (NGBA).

 The late Danilo Hinlo was the one who started to make a prestige to their family and built their farm. But when he died, his son Dante Hinlo inherited the farm. But of course, when his father was still alive; they were back to back every time there was a derby. Dante really admired his father because it taught him a lot in many aspects from chicken breeding to cockfighting. The good thing also, the son of Dante named Paul has also an interest in chicken. This is not surprising anymore because he has been exposed at an early age in cockfighting. So, the tradition of family Hinlo will continue in the future.


The father of Dante Hinlo was the one who started the prestige of the family. But when he died, Dante inherited the farm. His memories still lingered on to Dante, when he and his father were back to back every time there was a derby. He admired his father because of his teaching in cockfighting industry and also the good aspects of breeding chickens. His son, Paul Hinlo has an interest in chickens too because of his exposure to chickens during his growing years. So, the tradition lives on for Hinlo Family.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rey Briones: A Champion Game Fowl Breeder

Photo from Sabong Nation
A World Slasher Champion in 2003 and became popular breeders since then; many was surprised for his win because only the big time were winning at World Slasher  Cup at that time. Luckily, he won again for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012. Before these wins, he’s a two-time runner-up with a score of 7 wins and 1 lost of this derby in 2005 and 2009.

His name is Rey Briones who proved to the cockfighting world that his chicken breeds were really great. His natural talent in chicken breeding and conditioning were truly applicable because of his wins.

His Spartan Farm derived from gladiator of ancient times in Rome wherein, Rey Briones thought otherwise that his chickens are very suited for this name – very brave, have unique strength and fight like gladiators inside the cockpit arena. Besides, his favorite movie is Spartacus.

Rey’s a tabloid newspaper executive and a columnist. He’s very familiar with regular readership everyday and a cockfighting enthusiast dreaming to win in a big derby. He considered himself as a marginalized breeder because during that time his conditioning area was only about 54 hectares. He had only a few chickens, unlike today that he has many chickens, about more than two thousands. He preferred chickens coming from Negros when he first fought in World Slasher Cup. He’s very confident for a win in every cockfighting derby.

The rest is history for him when he first won the World Slasher Cup in 2003. He gave inspiration to marginalized breeder to continue their journey in cockfighting industry. Engr. Sonnie Magtibay who is also a World Slasher Champion followed the footsteps of Rey Briones.

In World Slasher Cup, there’s no champion before he became a winner, but when he won that also the time that new breeders are making a new record in that prestige derby. From being unknown they become a famous in an instant and that was happening to him. He expanded his farm from the winning !

His farm is located at San Miguel Bulacan, it is almost at the foot of Sierra Madre. As of now, he doesn’t buy chicken in Negros because he already established himself as a breeder. As a matter of fact, he has his own signature bloodline like Spartan Red, Spartan White, Spartan Bulik, Spartan Black and Spartan Gold. It is composed of different chickens like Dink Fair, Perry Hatch, Roundhead and msny others.



Saturday, October 10, 2015

Richard Bates: A Different Approach in Game Fowl Breeding


As one of the legend of cockfighting and very close to Filipino cockers, Ricahrd Bates lived in the Philippines and breeds several bloodlines for Paul Estrellado. People admired him for his expertise in cock breeding. Staying in the Philippines gained him many friends in cockfighting scene; from ordinary cockers to big time cockers.


Richard’s upbringing during childhood (playing chicken of his father – also a cocker) kept inside his heart while keeping chicken until he grew up and became his hobby. He loved chickens so much and considered it as part of his life. Cockfighting as a sport brought new motivation for him until competing from other cockers was a passion. He wanted to win in every competition and he bred his own cocks as fighters. He dedicated his life for this sport until the age of 76 years old.


When he was still alive, he was a champion in some derbies and more people were asking about his secret. But there’s nothing about it that can be depend upon as he answered them, “I only breeds chicken with my intuition and followed the proper care and training. Well, some I believed, trial and error, and make the best as I can. Bloodline is not an issue for me but also important. The main thing is the cock fighters are good in the arena trained by myself.”  Commitment to his passion was the only reason to survive in cockfighting world. A breeder must be always successful if they put their heart in a right place. Sincerity for your passion was another thing for him.

The negative aspect of Richard’s ways to breed chickens – he didn’t know what were the bloodlines of his bred. He didn’t put much time to know it neither. He preferred the performance in the cockpit than knowing it. But he knew how the characteristic of each chicken with good performance; small head with long feathers and beautiful-bold body. It must be masculine-type of cock fighters all throughout.


He did not believe that there was a pure bloodline and duplication was not an option. There was no throwback in chicken breeding and only laughed when people were depressed because of the bloodlines. He has of course, very different way in breeding chicken but it showed during his career. We can’t ignore his principle isn’t it?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nene Abello: A Master Breeder of Game Fowl Sweater

Photo from sabungero.net.ph

He is one of the most popular breeders in the Philippines and known for his Sweater bloodlines which gave him a household name nationwide, his name is Nene Abello. The Sweater named derived from the American breeder no other than Sweater McGuiness. Mr. Sweater was a contemporary of Harold Brown, Duke Hulsey and Ray Hoskins.

Nene Abello acquired his bloodlines from Harold Brown and Carol Nesmith in the 80’s that were partnered in major derbies around the United States. The two ended their partnership but Nene Abello already got the Sweater bloodlines from them. His perception was proved to be true because it totally compete in the Philippine cockfighting scene.

The Sweater bloodlines came from Carol Nesmith; the Green legged for Harold Brown and got the Roundhead chickens from his friend Ray Alexander. He crossed these bloodlines and the result was very impressive. He wanted to make signature bloodlines from the inventory because it’s getting harder for every competition he joined. He has to maintain his reputation as a good breeder all along the industry.

His brother and son lived in Dallas, Fort Worth area where Nene Abello always visiting Ray Hoskins. He also bred Hatches by Mr. Brown. His yellow-legged bloodlines from Ray crossed it to other of his bloodlines that gave positive result in performance. He was a World Slasher Cup Champion in 1995 and 1998 and later became runner up for that derby. Also, he got the championship in Candelaria Derby in 2002 and 2003.


He became famous for his fighting cocks that he maintained and many buyers from the Philippines came in and other part of the world like Malaysia, Mexico, etc.He is one of the most popular breeders in the Philippines and known for his Sweater bloodlines which gave him a household name nationwide, his name is Nene Abello. The Sweater named derived from the American breeder no other than Sweater McGuiness. Mr. Sweater was a contemporary of Harold Brown, Duke Hulsey and Ray Hoskins.

Nene Abello acquired his bloodlines from Harold Brown and Carol Nesmith in the 80’s that were partnered in major derbies around the United States. The two ended their partnership but Nene Abello already got the Sweater bloodlines from them. His perception was proved to be true because it totally compete in the Philippine cockfighting scene.

The Sweater bloodlines came from Carol Nesmith; the Green legged for Harold Brown and got the Roundhead chickens from his friend Ray Alexander. He crossed these bloodlines and the result was very impressive. He wanted to make signature bloodlines from the inventory because it’s getting harder for every competition he joined. He has to maintain his reputation as a good breeder all along the industry.

His brother and son lived in Dallas, Fort Worth area where Nene Abello always visiting Ray Hoskins. He also bred Hatches by Mr. Brown. His yellow-legged bloodlines from Ray crossed it to other of his bloodlines that gave positive result in performance. He was a World Slasher Cup Champion in 1995 and 1998 and later became runner up for that derby. Also, he got the championship in Candelaria Derby in 2002 and 2003.

He became famous for his fighting cocks that he maintained and many buyers from the Philippines came in and other part of the world like Malaysia, Mexico, etc.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Mel Sims: A Legacy in Cockfighting


Many breeders have acquired his chicken when he’s still alive and that’s Mel Sims who had been a part of American gamefowl history. They believed that his bred have winning bloodline through many years.

During his childhood years, a Filipino neighbor introduced him in cockfighting and influenced him to raised chickens. The Filipino neighbor offered him to buy a chicken for 5 dollars. It was beautiful and he’s interested to get it. Since then, Mel Sims continued to breed chickens until he grew up – until his body grew weak.

He became famous in a gamefowl industry; from America to Mexico and other part of the world. His name became a household phenomenon in the Philippines for many breeders. As a cockfighter, he gained lots of championship derbies like the Intercontinental Derby (Mexico vs. USA), Golden Rooster gold trophy and cocker of the Year in America.

Mel Sims’s style of breeding consists of few four (4) bloodlines only and maintained in his farm like Hatch, Grey, Red and Kelso. He acquired the Kelso from one of the legendary cockers of America, his friend Duke Hulsey. He carefully chose and infused his breeds for the right combination, so as not to get a mix-up of bloodlines. He preferred chicken with beautiful eyes, feather and medium size body.

He joined the World Slasher Cup in the Philippines during the 90’s. He made a good fight from this prestigious derby but did not get the championship. Mel Sims was impressed by the Filipino culture because of its hospitable people and dedicated to cockfighting. Like many foreigners who visited the Philippines – a true paradise for cockers. He made friends with Filipino breeders and introduced his breeds to them. That’s why his chickens are all over the country.


He died being a true cocker and his legacy in cockfighting is still alive among breeders. They really love the breed Hatch of Mel Sims than other bloodlines because of its great performance in the cockpit arena.