Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How To Produce Best Fighting Roosters


Juancho Aguirre with his Fighting Cock breed
Juancho Aguirre
Talking of cockfighting and cock-breeding , I'm reminded of one familiar person whom I stumbled some other day as I opened my FB account early in the morning. I consider him as one individual with a big heart of compassion to his friends, associates and constituents.

I'm referring to the former city mayor of La Carlota, Juancho Aguirre. I could vouch for the family Aguirre with unstained record of statesmanship, and public service for I've been helped and some of my family members and relatives.

He's now in game fowl breeding business. He is the president of Negros Gamefowl Breeders Association which is promoting that game fowl breeding is not for gambling, but for sport here in Negros and the vice president, visayas chapter, National Federation of Gamefowl Breeders, Inc. More jobs are provided by this NGBA to the Negrenses whom they receive a good income for their family. He has been in this industry since 1968. The success that he has with NGBA is laudable.

Aguirre's Gamefowls
Aguirre's Breeds
He once said that the big city is not for him. So, he came back to the province and started farming. And he found that he had plenty of time to spare and seeing his friends engaging in fighting birds breeding, he tried and started this kind of business with in mind that cockfighting is not gambling but a sport.

He joined with the Negros Gamefowl Breeders Association (NGBA), which is considered the oldest breeder in the country for it was established in 1981.

Aguirre started breeding “greys” about 35 years ago. His line game came from “Nonoy” Jalandoni, who used to import the “Duke Hulsey” line and the regular greys.

The greys have undergone a lot of in-breeding and crossbreeding all these years.

“The development of gamefowl industry here is good. And it can fight the best in the world. It can win, but it can also lose. But locally-bred chickens can fight with the best in the world,” Aguirre said.

“Breeding is like cooking. It’s a matter of good blending I just mix little of this and a little of this and a little of that to my greys to get what I am looking for.”

Aguirre annually produces about 300-400. He basically maintains the bloodlines of “Lemons” and “Greys.”

“These bloodlines are with me for more than 30 years now. These are the base bloodlines that I usually use. I also maintain some hatch, and roundheads,” he added.

These gamefowls are bred in Aguirre's Golden Eagle Gamefarm in Barangay Lunao, Bago City, Negros Occidental, PH. It is about 6.4 hectares.

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8 comments:

  1. Interesting article. I didn't even know that game cocks are bred.

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  2. This post reminds me of my brothers who used to raise cockfighters too.

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  3. This seems to be interesting. But I can't stand cockfighting. LOL! I still remember when I was a little kid. We went to the province and I saw a real and live cockfighting in front of me. I can't helped it, my tears begun to fall. Such a kiddie. :)

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  4. A lot of people here are talking about cockfighters and they are also taking care of it not sure if they really now how to bred.

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  5. "cockfighting is not gambling but a sport"

    -hmm, i would have to disagree with this. hahaha! although most of the venues for cockfighting are called "sports complex", i'm sure less than 1% of the audience are there for sports while 99% are there to gamble. hehehe!

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  6. I remember my father who loves cockfighting

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  7. I don't condone people who participates in cockfighting. They are making the cocks fight to their death. I think this is bad just like dog fighting.

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  8. This is quite an unpleasant kind of tournament...
    Fighting roosters to death in exchange of money for the win?
    Well, there are people who may appreciate these tips.

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