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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:52 pm 
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A work colleague went home (Philppines) for a month or so and returned with these pictures of his uncles game fowls. I thought you may be interested. I included one of a couple of his birds sparing, only because I think it is a brilliant picture.

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Top one looks great - not too good for the birds - but is a good shot :)

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yes, the sparing pic is nice. Glad to see there is no steel :wink: thanks for sharing them jocler 8)

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Nice... what breed are they? Or are they a special blend?

Would love to see more pics!

Does he use sparring to test his best roosters for breeding? (I know it is also to test fighting ability where legal, but also for testing strength, speed etc and gameness.

Now illegal here but I find it interesting all the same. I am non judgemental. Nice to see fine birds like these.

I love the one in flight...beautiful.

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They're lovely looking birds... would they be considered a particular type or breed that we'd recognize or is it more one of those things where the type/strain would be recognized there but only if you knew all the in's and outs of native gamebirds? I know none of us want to see birds hurt but they do make for a striking picture.

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Not sure about type, however, it intrigued me that George doodled this drawing during a uni class.

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Very similar resemblance and Andy commented on it asian influence. The other thing was in pic 1 and 2 you can see the leg tethers that Grandpa was talking about ages ago. Just goes to show, we put them to different uses but poultry keeping is similar everywhere :)

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Cabrissi, they are heavy in Americian blood, the philppines were the major export market for the Americian gamefowl breeders for a long time.

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Top one looks great - not too good for the birds - but is a good shot


I hope I can say this without someone accusing me of something illegal, but the birds in the first photo don't mind at all. It takes everything I can do to keep gamecocks apart, they will fight if they can breath, they love it, they live for it, they will fight instead of eating or chasing hens. If they can see each other they arn't happy until they can get at that other rooster. And without steel they won't do any more than scratch each other.

They are great photo's Jocler

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Game cocks have been known to break wooden pallets to get at each other! Lucky most are usually very good with humans.

My Aussies eat from my hand, easy to handle...although heavy (I use them for weightlifting lol jk)

So many beautiful gamefowl in the world most we never see. Awsome creatures. Such striking colours in some.

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drover wrote:
Cabrissi, they are heavy in Americian blood, the philppines were the major export market for the Americian gamefowl breeders for a long time.

I hope I can say this without someone accusing me of something illegal, but the birds in the first photo don't mind at all. It takes everything I can do to keep gamecocks apart, they will fight if they can breath, they love it, they live for it, they will fight instead of eating or chasing hens. If they can see each other they arn't happy until they can get at that other rooster. And without steel they won't do any more than scratch each other.


It's interesting to hear Drover! I vaguely remember hearing about a lot of breeders selling overseas but never really knew any sort of details about it. I think gamebirds are more popular in more southern states than where I lived as they'd have been staked under a meter or two of snow every winter. :lol: I know relatively this sort in general, so I enjoy hearing about them from those who know them.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:02 am 
doesn't it make our fighting birds look fragile in comparison.

i used to breed siamese fighting fish and they lived to fight.

great photos. i have added them to my collection. one day i will give up my birds (no one to look after them) and hope to see such birds.
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ruff wrote:

i used to breed siamese fighting fish and they lived to fight.



So i take it you cant put a few females in with males,in one tank?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:18 am 
no, not unless you can have lots of hiding places and then the females don't really make each others lives easy. however, like chooks it all depends on how you rear them. when they are young you can keep M &F together with one dominant male and the younger males will behave. however once the males are put in isolation then they can never put with another....they tear each other to pieces. sometimes a female might do it to a male.
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As Drover said, the Philipino game are mostly American, selected more for speed because of the weapon used (slasher).

Chookster, the ones that break pallets would be the Oriental type birds such as Shamo, Vietnamese and Thai game. They are much more powerfull than the typical steel fighter (ie American, OEG, philipino).

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My aunt was in the Phillipines recently and sent me this.

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The low tail carriage would suggest some asil or sumatra influence I would think.

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