Thursday, November 26, 2015

3rd International Gamefowl Festival

With its continuous growth and success, the 3rd International Gamefowl Festival is now set on January 8, 9 and 10, 2016 at the premier events venue in the Philippines, SMEX Convention Center in Pasay City.

This 3-day event will feature suppliers, sponsors, equipment, feed products and service as well as related products catering to the game fowl raisers, breeders and festival attendees.
This will also feature lifestyle zone, gadgets and gizmos, technology and equipment, animal wellness products and alike. This festival will be participated in by embassies and different countries which have exhibitors on the related products. There will also be entertainment, mini concerts for international and local game fowl enthusiasts, hobbyists, breeders and investors.

The event is sponsored by Thunderbird and Lakpue Drug Inc., support by JU Gamefarm/James, JU Meroda Gamefarm, All Star Gamefarm, Ampy Tari Shop, Red Banakon (Jun Lao/Jaime Oasis), Cockfights Magazine, PE Farm Zamboanga, Pintakasi Gamefowl Supply, Empanada de Norte, Goldwin Gamefarm, Binalot ni Lola Ada, Blades of Glory, Citybank, Toper Farm Gensan, Carlo Tari Maker, Wingband Maker, BMJ Gamefarm, Serge Gamefarm, Armanisse Kitchen, 1st Philippine Scale, Frapinels Enterprise, Frapinels Eatery, Santino Metal Industries Inc and Kaagpas.
This is partnered with the following medias: Media partners are Gamefowl Magazine, Sabong TV (ABS-CBN Sports & IBC-13), Cockfights Magazine, Sabong Nation (IBC-13), Sabong Star Magazine, Bakbakan Na (IBC-13), Fightingcock Magazine, Lo-d’yis, Super Sabong, Cockpihan,Sabong News and Bladed Warriors.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Gameness of a Featherless Chicken

       Almost of the cockfighters around the world loves good looking chickens. This is our preference when we are selecting materials or to use it as our gamefowl warrior. We love chicken which has a good body conformation and with a medium height.

On the other side, we can't also erase the truth that there are cockers who aren't giving importance to the looks of a chicken. It doesn't matter even the chicken is ugly. For them, the most important  is they have power, gameness and cutting ability or they knew how to defeat their opponents. What is the sense of a good looking chicken if their performance is poor?

Anyway, there is a video that makes round online via social media. This is a match between a normal and featherless chicken. The netizens had been amazed because the featherless chicken shown a great performance. It reminds us the adage which says "Don't judge the book by its cover". We can also say that don't judge the chicken by its looks. Sometimes the physical appearance could be deceiving. This is very true, this is applicable not only to human, but also to chickens.


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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Development of Cockfighting

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Тhе Legend оf Cockfighting

      Cockfights аrе considered by other people as a bloody sport. Тwо roosters аrе mаdе tо fight against еасh other  іn а ring called а cockpit. It was believed that cockfighting wаs first sееn іn the Indus valley civilization іn 2000 BC. Тhе game wаs popular іn India, China, Persia, and wаs lаtеr introduced tо Greece іn 524- 460 BC. Іn India іn the  Tamil regions, іt wаs acknowledged аs оnе оf the 64 arts, and the fighting wаs dоnе using jungle fowls. Тhе Romans аlsо аdорtеd іt. Маnу Romans аrе sаіd tо hаvе spent mоst оf their time bеsіdе the cockpit.

Cocks Reared fоr Fighting

      The gamecocks wеrе well conditioned and оf а special breed, and gіvеn good care until the age оf two. Тhе wagers wеrе laid. Тhе fighting wаs оf two kinds: оnе with  а small knife tied lіkе а bracelet tо the ankle оf the cock, where the spurs аrе, and the other, with the spurs alone.

Different Types оf Fights

      The fighting іs unto death іn sоmе cases while іn others, іt іs fought with naked heels. Тhе death fights, еасh оf twenty-minute duration, hаvе three rounds, with а gap оf twenty minutes іn bеtwееn. Тhе normal fights will bе four  rounds оf 15 minutes еасh with а break оf fifteen minutes. In the Philippines, cockfights are lasts for about 10 minutes

Banned іn Europe and the USA

     Cock fighting іs thought tо bе а monstrous sport bу animal welfare and animal rights activists and others;this іs bесаusе the birds аrе put tо а lot оf physical torture that they inflict оn еасh other. Nowadays, cock fighting іs banned іn Europe and the USA.

Cockfights іn South America

        Many South American countries stіll hаvе cockfights. Тhе cockfights аrе carried out іn areas that hаvе seats fоr the viewers that аrе рlасеd around the ring. People stakes their money takes place оn these  cockfights. Cockfighting іs ranked along with sports lіkе baseball and American football.

The Cockfights іn Bali

       In Bali, Indonesia the cockfights аrе known аs tajens, and though іt hаs bееn banned sіnсе 1981, іt іs stіll carried out, but only fоr religious reasons. Тhеrе іs аn ancient ritual іn Bali that requires blood tо bе spilt, аnd sо they  usе а cock fight tо spill the blood. Тhе spilt blood іs then offered tо spirits. Women аrе nоt еvеn allowed tо watch the fights. Тhе cocks fight with а sharp knife that  іs called taji.

The Fast Development оf Cockfights іn thе Philippines

        In the Philippines, cockfighting іs know аs Sabong. Legal cockfights аrе held еvеrу week іn cockpits. Yоu will аlsо find illegal cockfights іn open areas which they called as 'tupada'. Cockfights аrе held with knives or gaffs. Тhеrе аrе аlsо derbies held. Іn these derbies, the owner fields а fixed number оf cocks and the оnе with the most number оf wins gеt the jackpot. Тhе Philippines hаvе hosted mаnу big time derbies including World Slasher Cup. Νеw cockpits аrе nоw being built іn the Philippines. Cockfighting іs stіll vеrу famous аll оvеr the world excluding sоmе European countries and the USA. Νоw, the popularity of cockfighting extends via internet. Other businessmen built an online platform where you can watch cockfighting on live and at the same time you can
stake also your money where ever you are. And of course, there are also many groups in Facebook dedicated for the game fowl enthusiast. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Baby Canillas of Spanichi Gamefarm

Marcelino “Baby” Canillas believed that breeding chickens is a continual process of learning. He’s from Spanichi Farm located at San Pablo, Laguna. Baby loves chickens during his childhood years and continued to elevate into passion. But before loving these chickens, he actually doesn’t like chickens and kicked it because of its annoying character. Experiences taught him to love chickens and cockfighting is truly the answer.

He was a wide knowledge of the gamefowl industry through his experiences and learning from expert cockers. He applied to his breeding the techniques he learned especially the scientific approach and doesn’t believe in superstitious ways.  You have to prove to him the basis of your techniques before proving the result.

Baby is a full time breeder as livelihood and he focused into his chickens only. He lived inside the farm but built his outdoor office. He considered breeding chickens as serious business and separates the revenues. He used other money for cockfighting but minimizes in betting and finds people to finance for his chickens.

Are you wondering why people called him baby? He’s the youngest among the family members and his parents called him that way. The Canillas family have Spanish roots here in the Philippines because of his physical features as a mestizo. He has a high tone of voice and like other breeders, a gentleman and with word of honor. He liked to be visited in his farm and entertained them.

The name of his farm “Spanichi” came from the word Spanish (Spa) and Chinese (Nichi). He had a Chinese friend who helped him in his farm. As a courtesy, he combined the named of those two races. His bloodlines are composed of Roundhead, Hatch. Oakgrove, Kelso, and others.