Guide to Buying Fighting Cocks

Guide to Buying Fighting Cocks

There are many commercial breeders of fighting cocks and some of them have available for sale almost all the good fighting lines available in the world. In fact, some breeders only fight in major derbies not really because they love it but for business purposes. They need to be known as having excellent stock of gamecocks to help them sell and also to command higher price. This is because most buyers consider the performance of the breeder in the pit and not really how good their fighting cocks look.

Do not buy during molting season

This is the first thing that you have to consider. When it is the molting season, the breeder might not want to agree to spar the cocks. Also, the roosters will not fight according to their full potential when their body is aching because of molting.

Have a budget in mind

Before you go into a buying spree, you must first have a budget ready. It is a waste of time to go out and visit game fowl farms without having the right budget.

Choose a breeder

In most cases, the budget that you will prepare will depend on the number of cocks you want to buy as well as the breeder you intend to get them from. The price is mostly dependent on the breeder’s dictate. If you have low budget, might as well visit breeders who are known to offer their stock at a lower price than the others to increase your chances.

It does not matter if the breeder is big or small. What is important is you can see that he is a serious breeder and really takes care of his farm or yard. You can initially see this with the way the farm is set-up or the way his stock is properly handled and cared for.

Remember that there are backyard breeders who got their initial stock from big farms and they sell stocks at much lower prices as compared to commercial farms. If your purpose is only for hack fights, might as well consider backyard breeders who have good or the same bloodlines with big farm breeders.

Choose a cock

When you are looking to buy fighting cocks, you have to choose a cock compared to stags. It is also important to ask if the cock is already a winner. If it is already old like three years old and has never been fought, chances are there is something wrong so be very meticulous in this regard. A very old fighting cock may only be good as a brood cock and no longer for fighting.

Let them Spar

Sparing is the best way to select your preferred cock. Do not agree if the breeder does not want to spar his cocks. If he wants to sell, then he must agree to spar the roosters so you can see how they will fight.

Observe how the cocks fight

During sparring, choose the cock that uses the feet more instead of its wings. Be very observant as there are cocks that can make really loud noises. Remember that the loud noise does not come from the feet but the feathers. A fighting cock that uses more of its feathers than its feet is not a good choice because the blades are fitted on the foot and not on its wings.

Have several choices

It is best to have several choices. There are fine characteristics of a fighting cock that can spell the difference between winning and losing. A good cutting ability is one important trait that you have to consider. Another is the ability to naturally fight intelligently. Fighting cocks that are evasive have a better chance of not being hit with a fatal shot.

There are cocks that look for the right opening and although it does not look impressive in sparring, it could deliver a fatal blow when there is already a blade attached to its foot. Some cocks are good at strafing while others are not. Make sure to buy one with a very good strafing ability as this is important especially in finishing the opponent.

Do not ask for a very low price

When you have made your choice, ask for a discount but not too low as would be tantamount to insulting the breeder. Discounts are in order especially if you will buy several cocks but not when it is only one or two. In most cases, it still depends on the breeder and your acquaintance with him that can spell the difference.

Tell the breeder about his fighting cock’s performance

This may or may no longer be done but win or lose, you must find time to tell the breeder about the result of the fight using his fighting cocks. This is especially true if his gamecock lost. Next time around, you can even ask for more discounts and he will try to find the best in his stock to help you recover from your initial loss.

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