Carol NeSmith, Sweater

Repost – Gameness til the End Sweater Strain By Carol NeSmith, Blackwater Farms, Alabama While complying with the request of my friends in the Philippines, Mexico and here at home, I would like to give some history of the Sweater strain of gamefowl since they came into my possession. The story starts about 49 years…

Wanted All Cockers: Let’s commune together

If you are looking for a gamecock and cockfighting community, stop now. I want you to participate responsively and promote our sports. I want you to be part of the global discussion. Let’s commune together and share our knowledge, ideas, and thoughts online. Virtual online network groups are the new social place. We can help…

Grit & Steel Breeders Cup In March

March is the month for one of the prestigious cockfighting sports event in the whole wide world, the Grit & Steel Breeders Cup held at Sunset Recreation Club. These 3 day tourney in short knife (1 1/4 inches instead of mexican short knife length of 1 inch) and long heels/gaff weapons is composed of 4-cock…

Phil Marsh, Butcher, Speeder

Repost – Gameness til the End The Marsh Family and Their Fowl by Mr. Mark Marsh First, I would like to thank Carl for asking me to write the May article. It is indeed an honor to be asked and I hope some of you enjoy the article. I will be writing about my family’s…

Walter Kelso, Left Out, Out and Out, Broke Wing

Repost -Gameness til the End The Out and Out Kelso Family By Lou Elliott November 1974 Walter A. Kelso, who died in 1964, fought his cocks under the entry name of Oleander – a type of flowering shrub that grows profusely in the semi-tropical climate of his home on Galveston Island, Texas. In the heyday…

Johnnie Jumper, Radio, Kelso

Johnnie Jumper, owner of Pee Jay Farm in Ripley Mississippi, is a Living Legend in the Sports of Cockfighting Hall of Fame. Before he become known in the world of cockfighting, Johnnie worked at a shoe factory. Johnnie raised chickens and into cockfighting but not dominant to be known. Johnnie is very close friend of…

Cockfighting on Web Enters Legal Arena

Repost – Gameness til the End Cockfighting on Web Enters Legal Arena Broadcaster’s Suit Challenges Anti-Cruelty Law Sunday, July 22, 2007 By Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post Staff Writer MIAMI — One evening last week, two roosters in a ring surrounded by cheering spectators pecked and clawed one another in a fight to the death. With…

Sabong: A Sport and Industry Filipinos Can Be Proud Of

Repost – Gameness til the End Sabong: A Sport and Industry Filipinos Can Be Proud Of Philippine Daily Inquirer Lando Luzong Jan 19, 2009 Even before the Spaniards landed in our shores, our forefathers were already fighting roosters. According to Magellan’s chronicler Pigafetta When they landed in the island of Palawan, “We found the natives…

A Ban on Cockfighting, but Tradition Lives On

Repost – Gameness til the End A Ban on Cockfighting, but Tradition Lives On July 6, 2008 By Adam B. Ellick CHAPARRAL, N.M. — After two weeks of preparation, 150 officers, backed up by a helicopter, slipped into this sleepy desert town. Their focus was not illegal immigration or drug smuggling, but a less pressing…