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Gamefowls

This category of the blog includes articles about cockfighting or sabong (bulang). Cockfighting is a multi-billion dollar industry in the Philippines and provides hundred of thousand of jobs through game farms and cockpit operations.  You can find articles about fighting cocks here and everything about cockfights.

The Brown Red Gamefowl and its Fighting Style

The Brown Red Gamefowl and its Fighting Style

Gamefowls
There are several bloodlines of Brown Reds especially today that many local breeders are crossing with different modern breeds. The heritage breed of Brown Red games, however, trace their lineage to rural Alabama in the 1870s, where a local “cocker” imported a pure line of game fowl from Northern Ireland. Over the years he crossed these Irish birds into American gamefowl strains and produced what is now known as the Brown Red games. These beautiful, aggressive birds are slowly declining in number since cockfighting became illegal in all states when Louisiana banned the practice in 2008. Wingate Brown Red bloodline history Joe Wingate brought over from Northern Ireland a pure strain of chickens in 1870 into his Alabama farm. These birds were mostly brown-red in breast and feather c...
The McLean Hatch Gamefowl and its Fighting Style

The McLean Hatch Gamefowl and its Fighting Style

Gamefowls
McLean Hatch is one of the most popular gamecock not because of its winning record but because of its "do or die, no retreat-no surrender" behaviors. In short, of all of the gamefowl breeds, Mclean Hatches have the bigger balls and are willing to die than running away. 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, 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 Hatch, Blueface Hatch, Jack Walton Hatch, Kentuck...
The Sweater Gamefowl and its Fighting Style

The Sweater Gamefowl and its Fighting Style

Gamefowls
The Sweater is synonymous with the king of the gamefowl and is an absolute winner. We cannot talk about cockfighting without mentioning the Sweater. Developed by Carol Nesmith, Sweater has consistently won the majority of derby fights in hard competition over the years 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. Although Carol is not the original breeder of the famous bloodline, he is instrumental in its popularity and the one who refined its bloodline so he deserves all credits for the Sweater development. The person who sold him the original stock even told him that the bred could no longer compete. Carol’s partnership with one of ...
The ultimate E-sabong guide and winning tips: How to minimize losses and maximize winnings

The ultimate E-sabong guide and winning tips: How to minimize losses and maximize winnings

Gamefowls
There are many online sabong guides and tips online but this might be the most unique and unconventional guide you may ever encounter. Unlike many other tipsters, we do not base our winning guidelines on luck but on data analysis and statistics. Since the online sabong (cockfighting) was formally regulated by PAGCOR early this year (2021), we started collecting data for our personal betting activities and so far, we can say that our analysis worked and made us some extra cash. We are not seasoned gamblers and cockfighters. We love doing statistics and without placing bets, we cannot have access to the online sabong platform. We will detail everything here but one thing we can tell you is that if you are in a hurry and want to make hundreds of thousands of cash money, this strategy wi...
Scammer lost P3.5M of OFW’s money to online sabong

Scammer lost P3.5M of OFW’s money to online sabong

Gamefowls
An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) lost around P3.5M of her hard-earned money to a man whom she trusted and gave authority to buy properties on her behalf. "I promised I will never repeat everything I did. I will never deceive anyone again", suspect Josel Sunpongco cried while promising not to repeat his mistakes again. Sunpongco was arrested after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti Fraud Division, set up an entrapment operation targeting him. Authorities said that an OFW trusted her money and fortune to the suspect believing that the latter would buy properties on her behalf while working abroad. The money evaporated but there is no property except for the fake land titles with signatures forged by teh suspect. "She noticed that the TCT (Transfer Certificate of Tit...
Sabong addiction leads QC police to commit armed robbery

Sabong addiction leads QC police to commit armed robbery

Gamefowls
A courier service outlet in San San Miguel, Bulacan was robbed and the police released video footage of a lone gunman robbing the establishment at around 1:00 PM, Monday. Minutes after the first robbery, police were alerted and monitored another courier service outlet in the neighboring San Ildefonso town. As expected, the suspect fled to San Ildefonso and was immediately arrested. The suspect was identified as PO2 Moises Yango, a police officer assigned at Mobile Force Battalion of Quezon City Police District, living in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. Arresting officers recovered the stolen P5,000 cash including a 9mm pistol and a hand grenade used in the robbery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOOXepo-FU4 According to the chief of police of San Ildefonso, authorities of Gap...
The best gamefowls and fighting roosters in India according to Sankranti cocker

The best gamefowls and fighting roosters in India according to Sankranti cocker

Chickens, Gamefowls
My cousin-in-law, a native of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, is an avid cocker and visited the Philippines for the first time. Unfortunately, cockpits are closed due to the pandemic but he couldn't believe what he is witnessing in the country when talking about cockfighting. After 2 weeks since he arrived in the Philippines, he is spending more time watching “online sabong” than being together with his 8-year-old son and I told him to watch the online gambling moderately of his Filipina wife (my cousin), will leave him :) Kidding aside, Preet is a big fan of cockfighting during Makar Sankranti where cockfighting is allowed as part of its tradition. Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan or Maghi or simply Sankranti, also known in Bangladesh as Poush Sankranti, is a festival day in the...
Regular Rooster vs Gamefowl: What’s the Difference?

Regular Rooster vs Gamefowl: What’s the Difference?

Chickens, Gamefowls
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." When it comes to fighting roosters, a regular non-game rooster will be no match for a gamecock especially when the fighting would last for more than a minute and I am going to explain below. Before anything else, let us know what are these birds and what are their differences. What is a rooster? A rooster, or specifically a regular rooster, is a male chicken raised and bred to mate hens in order to reproduce. Farmers who raise rosters are those who want their flock multiple. In contrast, farmers who only raise chicken for eggs ...
Gamefowls for sale: Where to buy fighting cocks in the Philippines

Gamefowls for sale: Where to buy fighting cocks in the Philippines

Chickens, Gamefowls
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 and could be in trouble in the next few months if the online sabong continues to flourish. Although many cockpit workers lost their jobs, many are also benefiting from online sabong especially the betting agents. But even though people can only watch and place their bets online, many are still looking to buy gamefowls and want to have entries into the real cockfights that are being televised online. The majority of the people who are involved in cockfighting know...
What is Online Sabong and How Does it Work

What is Online Sabong and How Does it Work

Gamefowls
The Coronavirus pandemic has left many Filipinos jobless but one industry is thriving. Since the mass gathering is not allowed, actual cockfights inside the cockpit are not allowed. There are few who are allowed but they are strictly regulated. there are some illegals but that's their own problem. What is Online Sabong or eSabong? Online Sabong, or eSabong, of online cockfighting, has been making rounds inside the cockfighting community and many actually are making a living by just being agents. On the other hand, cockers "sabungeros" can now place bets safely online. Cockfight "sabong” or the placing of bets on live cockfighting is an established tradition in the Philippines that dates as early as three thousand (3,000) years ago. The gaming activity is essentially placing two rooste...