Saturday, November 26, 2005

Contact Info For Over Seas Brokers and Shippers

Contact Info For Over Seas Brokers and Shippers
Romy Arciaga - (909) 360-9200
Greg Ayroso - (626) 918-6970 (626) 918-5088
Serge Capistrano - PI - 801-1328
Ken Cantero - (650) 829-8077
Henry Navarro - (909) 263-3073 PI - 0927-516-0366
Vito Parado / Chris Parado - (408) 828-9669 I got this info atPitfowl. Com

Importance of the Hen

The Importance of the Hen

By C.I. Bilbie (1982)

Throughout the history of game fowl breeding, the importance of the hen has, in the majority of cases, been overlooked, and in isolated instances, even ignored. It is my own belief (you may disagree) that any present-day breeder competing in the fierce competition that exists today ignores the importance of the hen not only at his own peril, but also at the peril of his fowl's competitive success and the successful continuity of his strain of fowl.
How many men throughout the ages, have clamored for a cock at the pit side that has won a spectacular fight, to take home for use as their prized brood cock? The pit cock they desire so highly is "the product" and will not necessarily be "the producer" in their own brood yards, thus dashing their high hopes for the future.

A sensational pit cock quite naturally creates admiration, excitement and a desire to possess such a bird, to the extent that the would-be possessor of such a cock loses sight of the fact that it took two parent birds to "produce" this ace cock. He would be wiser to seek securement of the birds that produced the ace, not the ace himself, i.e. the "producers" and not "the product."

Now, either parent bird could have been the dominant producer or what we term the proven cock or proven hen, such specimens being highly prized. The ace pit cock, himself, may well become a proven brood cock, too, and let there be no doubt in anyone's mind that this has proved to be true on many occasions. The failure rate is, however, proportionately higher.

A proven sire is always popular in any sphere of bird or animal life, but such a view is only one side of the coin. However, the hen carries the bloodlines or pedigree of the strain and it is through her that the offspring's prepotency will spring. As the old saying goes: "It takes two and the greatest producing cock will be nothing without a hen capable of continuing his influence of prepotency. The chips off the old blocks come in the opposite, i.e., the cock influences his daughters and the hen her sons. In other words, the producing cock passes on his qualities to his daughters who in turn pass them back to their sons. Thus the hen carries the sphere of influence of the sire, which is perpetuated through the strain. The responsibility of the balance in the strain always rests with the hen.

In a breeding program, be it in-breeding, line breeding, or cross breeding, with a preference being shown to the male line, it is the hen's influence which keeps the male influence in proportion. Many of the first class breeders will find it a devil's own job to induce such a breeder to sell a hen of the same caliber.

There is no doubt whatsoever that some of the breeders of game fowl taking part in major competition in America today are not only some of America's finest, but also rank among the best in the world. Without exception, the gentlemen not only recognize the values of the hen, they never lose sight of that fact. When they have a proven hen they regard it highly and never part with it. For a beginner to become a force to be reckoned with, he, too, must never lose sight of this all-important principle.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Asian Gamefowl Society

Here is the link to the Asian Gamefowl Society

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Dictionary of American Game Strains


This information is written for the benefit of the experienced fancier who wishes information in a certain instance; and for the beginner for information in general. The following information, though not proven and passed on by any designated authority, is related truth.

Our fowl, in common with fowl of other countries, had the same origin. Being unable to give the relative connections make the following information somewhat unlinked.

ARKANSAS TRAVELER: Originator, Col. Jim Rodgers of North Carolina. Bloodlines: Arrington fowl. Description: Blue, red, grey, pea and straight comb, red eyes, yellow legs. Shows definite relationship to old Sumatra. The Traveler in his own right has a very marked and imperative quality to success, I.e. agility.

ROUNDHEADS: The Roundheads originated by crossing Jap & Asil Orientals with Straight Comb Bankava Mediterranean fowl such as English and American Straight Combs. This began long years ago and is currently practiced (1966). The product is Allen Roundheads, Bostons, Saunders, Sheltons, Lacey’s, Hulseys, Perkins, Killers, Claret Roundheads, Negros, Mayberry, Cowan, Lundy, etc. Allen made his first Roundheads from Grist-Gradys fowl by breeding to the Oriental side around 1900. A second Allen Family were an importation from Massachussetts of Dr. Saunders Roundheads in the early 1920’s.

LACEY ROUNDHEAD hen. Originated by the late Judge Lacey of Alabama. Smart, one stroke clippers who seldom had body contact with opponent. Often stayed sound and unscratched to an old age. Judge Lacey was a master breeder and like Mr. Allen believed in the invincible. After Mr. Allen, Judge Lacey’s Fowl dominated the field and for years after his death. Perhaps as important was the Judge’s influence in preventing his associates from using lesser fowl.

ASEEL: Originator - an Oriental graded by Graves, McCoy, Rampour, Vizzard, Clark and others in U.S.A. Description: general, dark red. Caginess and superb constitution, native, and imperative to success.

JAP (SHAMO): Origination: Oriental, Malay. Description: of Oriental grades and order of degree; example (1) Malay, (2) Jap, (3) Aseel, (4) Boston R. H., (5) Allen R. H., (6) Claret R. H., etc. Description: mostly large, powerful, cagy, unlimited endurance, light colored legs and eyes, high station, great feet.

BARNETT WONDERS: Originator, J. E. Barnett. Bloodlines: Derby, Everett, Claiborne, John Stone Roundhead Claiborne. Description: Red eyes, white and yellow legs, Claiborne color.

BEE MARTINS: Originator, Charlie Morre, S. C. Bloodlines: Means Red Cuban, Hopkins Warhorse. Description: Dark and red eyes, dark legs; black, black red, some spangle and brass back.

BLACK HACKLES: Originator: Jarvis Ellis, Penn. Description: Dark and black red, black hackle, dark legs.

BLACK HAWKS: Originator: E. Perigo, Thompson, MO. Bloodlines: Gordon Cock, Bacon-Hopkinson Warhorse.

BROWN RED PANTHERS: Originator: Geo Scliffet, 1930. Penna. Bloodlines: Half Fowler Brown, red quarter Snyder Warhorse, quarter Carpenter Gull. Description: Cocks dark brown, dark legs, straight comb.

MINER BLUES: Perpetuator, Loyd Miner, Ill. Bloodlines: Nick Vipond Blues. Description: Blue red, light reds, dark blue, white, yellow, and darks legs.

BLUE BOONES: Originator, Alva Campbell, Ky. Description: Blue red and Dom.

BLUE JEWS: Originator, Capt. Mayberry, Ala. Description: Blue shades; dark and red eyes, dark and yellow legs, st. and pea comb.

CAROLINA BLUES: Originator, W. S. Church, N. C. Description: Blue, blue red, pyle.

KNOB COMB BLUES: Originator, B. Shelton, Miss. Bloodlines: Cripple Tony R. H., Sledge and Hanna Traveler. Description: Blue, pea comb, yellow legs.

TYPEWRITER BLUES: Originator, Judge Wilkins, Texas. Description: Blue shades.

DARCY BLUES: Originator, B. F. Anderson, Ohio. Bloodlines: Blue Jews, Koppman Tassel Blues, Philipino Tassels. Description: Blue red, pyle; red eyes, slate and willow legs.

BUTCHER BOYS: Originator, A. J. Street, Ind. Description: Black breasted, red, red eyes, yellow legs.

BOYCE WHITE SOX: Originator, W. W. Boyce, N. Y. Bloodlines: Gilkerson North Britton Whitehackle Cock X Gull Commodore, Claiborne hen. Description: Whitehackle appear.

BROMLEY PYLES: Originator, J. R. Bromley, Mich. Two strains - Gennett Ply, Quebec white Ply R. H.

WILD CAT BLUES: Originator, C. C. Lundy, Ga. Bloodlines: English Blue Cock X Knobcomb blue hens; possibly Lundy R. H. blood. Description: Blues, pyles, green and yellow legs, red eyes.

CALLAGHAN FOWL: Originator, W. E. Callaghan, Mich., 19 Bloodlines: Lowman Whitehackle vs. Roundhead, Claiborne, Grist Grady, Red Quill.

EVERETT CLAIBORNE: Originator, James Sanford, 1841. Bloodlines: Early Derby Cock X black Spanish hens X over daughters. Description: Smooth head, light and dark legs, white wing, and tail, some spangle.

CASSIDY IRISH MUFFS: Importer: Tom Adir, 1910. Bloodlines, Irish. Description: Black red, brown red, heavy muff.

COPPERHEADS: Originator, W. L. Matlock, Athens, Tenn. Bloodlines: Arkansas Traveler, Bushwacker, Loving Blue, Irish Blood.

DANGERFOOTS: Originator, James Barnett, Knoxville, Tenn. Bloodlines: Hedgefence hen X dark leg Allen R. H. Cock. Description: Dark red, blue shades, darks legs and eyes.

GEE DOMS: Originator, Dr. Gee, 1850. Bloodlines: not known (Experts on the question class Doms as related to the Sumatra). Description: Color dom, guinea red, orange, white, red eyes, yellow legs.

CASSIDY DOMS: Originator, R. Cassidy, Iowa, 1913. Bloodlines: Minton, Harvey, Chappell Doms. Description: All colors dom, white and yellow legs, red eyes.

HARVEY SHUFFLING DOMS: Originator, W. L. Harvey, S. C. Bloodlines: Huddleston Doms, Cuban Doms, Thompson White, Peas Soup Pyle, Arkansas Traveler, O’Neal Dom. Description: All dom shades, yellow legs, usually st. comb.

KENTUCKY DOMS: Originator, J. B. Frymore, Ky. Bloodlines: O’Neal Dom, Norwood Doms, Mugwump, Dom & Grey, Grist Grady, Smoke Ball. Description: Dom shades, white, white and yellow legs, st. comb.

O’NEAL DOMS: Bred by, Tom O’Neal, Ky. Description: Light, dark and white, white and yellow legs.

SURE SHOT DOMS: Originator, G. E. Robb, Mo. Bloodlines: Minton Dom, White Tail, Grist Champion. Description: Dom shades, white and yellow legs, red eyes, st. and pea comb.

DYER’S IRISH BROWN REDS: Originator, Ireland, 1885, by Dyer.

EMPIRE STATE REDS: Originator, Stanton Townsend, N. Y. in ‘90’s. Bloodlines: Quarter, Claiborne, Shawlneck, Heathwood, Lowman Whitehackle.
GREEN LEGGED TOPPIES: Originator, Wilkins, Texas, 1890. Bloodlines: Grimmie, Tate Claiborne, Roundhead. Description: Red eye, green white and dark legs, usually topknot, and black breasted reds, some spangle.

GREY DRAGON MUFFS: Originator, A. L. Shapmore, R. I. Description: 90 percent Muff.

GREY TORMENTORS: Originator, R. R. Raines, Ky. Bloodlines: Four greys, Grimble, Gordon, Ginn, Mortgage Lifter.

GREY SPEEDERS: Originator, E. E. Weller, N. Y. Bloodlines: Bohler Fair-Warhorse X Smoke Ball-Sangamingo Cock.

GINN GREY: Originator, S. A. Ginn, Ga. Description: Light silver grey to white, red eyes, white and yellow legs, st. and pea comb, some Tassel.

CHAMPION GREYS: Originator, W. H. McCurdy, Ft. Payne, Ala., 1909. Bloodlines: Dark Grey Cock X one Ginn Grey hen,, Cock over daughters and inbred. Description, Grey, dark eyes and legs, st. comb.

HOLLAND GREYS: Originator, C. Holland, Vinemont, Ala. Bloodlines: Black Hennie Cock X Boone-Redmond hen and inbreeding. Description: Dark Grey, lead color legs, st. and pea comb, grey and black eyes.

GRIMMIES: Originator, Henry Grimme. Bloodlines: Williss Irish Reds, Coblin Irish, Huddleston and English Derby Greys.

JOE HOWELL GREYS: Origin: England.. Bloodlines: Tassel Grey Cock added 1900. Description: Light to dark grey.

MISSOURI PACIFIC GREYS: Originator, Jack Dycus, Mo., approx. 1907. Bloodlines: Irish Grey, Joe Redmond Grey, Toppie Grey, Warhorse. Description: Dark grey, dark green legs.

GRIST Champions: Originator, Col. F. E. Grist, Ga. Bloodlines: Claiborne, Shawlneck, Warhorse, Red Quill. Description: Bright red, dark breast, some pumpkin, dark greenish legs, red eyes, st. comb.

GRIST GRADYS: Originator, Col F. E. Grist, Ga. Bloodlines: Grist Champion, infused Spanish.

HENNIES: Bloodlines: Heavy in Oriental blood. Description: Coal black, resemble hens.

HAMMOND GORDON: Originator, J. H. Hammond, S. C. Bloodlines: Bacon Warhorse, Aldrick Mugwump, infused Rood Warhorse.

HEATHWOOD: Originator, Wm. Walton, Brooklyn. Bloodlines: Walpool White hen X Earl Derby Cock by Woodruff. Description: Color bred, red.

HINDMAN WILDCATS: Originator, N. A. Hindman, W. Va. Bloodlines: Old Colonial fowl from Missouri, infused by Claiborne, Dangerfoot, Grey Speeders, Warhorse, Allen Roundhead.

HOOSIER CYCLONES: Originator, Dr. Brose Horne, Ind. Bloodlines: Redmond, Traveler, Warhorse, Irish Tassel, Muff, Dom and unknown cock.

HOPKINSON BLACK-GRAYS: Originator, Walter Hopkinson. Bloodlines: Irish Grey cock and Warhorse hen.

HURRICANE RED: Originator, Howard Benthiem, N. Y. Bloodlines: Valley Grey hen X R. H. Whitehackle Cock, producing half Whitehackle, Quarter R. H., eight Asil eight Claiborne. Description: Blackbreasted red, white in wings and tail, all tassels, most pea comb, white and yellow legs.

JOE REDMONDS: Originator, Col. Grist, approx 1780. Bloodlines: Color bred from Grist fowl or outside grey cock cross.

LAWLER MUFFS: Originator, Mile Lawler, N. Y., Penna., 1850. Description: Brown red, prominent muffs, dark eyes, green legs.

MAHONEY GULL: Originator, Dennis Mahoney, N. Y. Bloodlines: North Briton, Whitehackle Cock X over Canadian hens. Description: Cock usually black breasted reds, straight comb, yellow legs and beak.

LAW YANKEE CLIPPERS: Originator, E. W. Law. Bloodlines: Madigin Claret, Old Albany. Description: Reds, some spangles, straight and occasional pea comb, white and yellow legs.

MERCER BLACKS AND REDS: Originator, Bob Mercer, Missouri, Mont. Blacks by American blood, Reds by Asil infusion.

MOUNTAIN EAGLES: Originator, W. S. Church, N. C. Bloodlines: Blackhackle, Mugwump, Shawlneck, Cuban, others. Description: Blues, reds, greys.

MUGWUMPS: Originator, Col Alfred Aldridge, S. C. Bloodlines: Bacon Warhorse, Major Rhett B. B. Reds, a Baltimore cock, 1890. Description: Black, black red, dark legs, dark and red eyes.

OLD DUTY MILLERS: Originator, Peter Dunn, Ky. Bloodlines: Dom, Baltimore Top Knot.

PILSON MUFFS: Originator, Sheriff Robinson of Baltimore Co. Bloodlines: Irish Muff X Wellslager hens.

MEANS RED CUBAN: Originator, G. W. Means, N. C. Bloodlines: Spanish, American infusion.

RACE HORSE: Originator, Jim Curry, Ohio, approx. 1878. Description: Blue-reds, Cinnamon dark eyes, dark and green legs.

RED QUILLS: Originator, Elsins, Washington, D. C. Bloodlines: Red Horse, Winian fowl. Description: Light and dark ginger or pumpkin red, red quills in feathers, green or willow legs, dark eyes, st. comb. One of the all time great blood lines.

SHAWLNECKS: Originator, Chas. Brown or Barclay or both. Bloodlines, somewhat indefinite. Description: Light red, white and yellow legs, straight comb, Brown family smooth head, Barclay topknot. One of the very few great strains.

SHENANDOAHS: Origin - imported by Shenandoah. Description: Blue reds, ginger red.

SID TAYLORS: Originator, Sid Taylor, Ky. Bloodlines: Shy fowl, Irish fowl by Huddleston 1870, waddle Irish infusion. Description: Black to light brown red, dark eyes and legs.

RED HORNETS: Originator, George Fuller, Ill. Bloodlines: Quarter Dom, Warren Powell Black, Surrey Tassell, Bob Solomon Muff. Description: Cocks mahogany red.

SMOKE BALLS: Originator, Frymores (from Glover & Meroney). Bloodlines: Shawlneck, Claiborne, Elsin Red Quill, Murphy Dougherty White Tail, Smoke Ball, Grady, Mugwump, Norwood Blue, Boone Red Shuffler. Description: Reds, blues.

SHAMROCKS: Originator, Col Geo. Julian, Ind. Description: Most black reds, some white feathers in wing and tail, dark or yellow legs, straight comb.

SWAMP FOXES: Originator, Dal Johnson,.S. C. Bloodlines: Warhorse X Rhett Morgan fowl, X Spanish strain. Description: All shades reds to jet black, some white plumage, some black and white spangles, some R. H. pea comb.

SURRY TASSELS: Origin: England. Description: Red breasted, red or cinnamon brown, heavy tassel.

VALLEY GREYS: Originator, Howard Benthlem, N. Y. Bloodlines: Kearney Cock X half Tait Claiborne, half asil hen. Description: st. and pea comb, white and yellow legs.

STRIKER STRAIN: Originator, Erwin Aldrich, N. Y. Bloodlines: Dr Cooper’s Tartars, John Stone fowl, Chappel Dom, Robinson Blue, Whitehackle, Grimmie, Bacon Warhorse. Description: B. B. reds, grouse color, straw neck, white and yellow legs.

THOMPSON WHITE: Originator, Thompson, Okla. Bloodlines: White Dr. Hutchinson Cock X white Australian hens.

TEXAS RANGER: Originator, Col J. H. Madigan.

WHITE HORNETS: Originator, Prof. J. A. Morre, Woodville, Miss. Bloodlines: La. Cotton l,Thompson White, other blood. Description: white.

BACON WARHORSE: Originator, Col. Thomas Bacon, S. C., 1850’s. Bloodlines: Baltimore cock X John Stone Irish Gilder hens. Description: Black, black with lemon hackle and saddle, st. comb, dark legs, daw or hazel eyes.

HOPKINSON WARHORSE: The Bacon Warhorse by Hopkinson. Another of very few greatest strains.

GILKERSON WHITEHACKLE: Origin (North Britons) England. Imported by Geo. Gilkerson, 1845. Also bred by W. L. Morgan. Description: Light reds, much white in wings and tail, red eyes, white and yellow legs, white under hackle, some spangles.

KEARNEY WHITEHACKLE: Originator, Mike Kearney of N. Y. Bloodlines: Imported Irish Whitehackle, Brown Red Cock and Durea Boston R. H. Cock. Description: Black reds, brown reds, spangles, white and yellow legs, red eyes. The White hackle is one of this country’s best all-time breed lines.

WISCONSIN RED SHUFFLERS: Originator, D. H. Pierce, Wisconsin. Bloodlines: Huddleston Irish Brown Red, Mahoney Gull, Newmacks. Description: Black reds, brown reds, dark legs and eyes.

Breed Data Base


Ayam Bali (Bankiva-type game breed)

Australian Game (large Malay-type gamebreed)

Australian Pit Game (Bankiva/Malayoid-type game breed)

Ayam Bangkok (Indonesian Thai Game variety)

Brazilian Game/Shamo-type (Shamo-type game breed from Brazil)

Chibi (Japanese -Yamato-type- bantam game breed)

Cubalaya (Sumatra-type Cuban game breed)

Chu Shamo (mediumweight/sized O-Shamo)

Dakan (Russian Aseel variety)

Philippine Game (Bankiva-type game breed from USA-Philippines)

Phoenix (European variety of longtail Onagadori)

Gilyan (Russian game breed)

Hint Horoz (Turkish Game)

Indian Game (Cornish Game)

Kinpa (small Japanese game breed)

Koeyoshi (Japanese -Shamo-type-longcrower)

Ko Shamo (Japanese bantam game)

Kulanga (Russian game -Malay-type-)

Kureko Dori (Japanese longtail game)

Madras Aseel (Kulang Aseel variety)

Malay (high stationed game breed)

Malgache (naked neck Malay from Madagascar)

Lari (Kulang type Aseel from Iran)

North Indian Aseel (Kulang Aseel variety)

O-Shamo (large Japanese gamefowl breed)

Onaga Dori (extreme Japanese longtail breed)

Ohiki (Japanese bantam longtail breed)

Orlov (bearded ornamental Russian game -Malay-type-breed)

South Indian Aseel (Kulang Aseel variety)

Reza Aseel (small Aseel)

Saipan Jungle Fowl (large game breed from USA/Pacific)

Satsuma Dori (Japanese longtail game breed)

Sumatra Game (Indonesian longtail game breed)

Sunda Game (Dutch/Indonesian longtail gamefowl breed)

Taiwan (Chinese/Japanese game breed)

Thai Game (group of domestic game breeds from Thailand)

Tuzo / Nankin Shamo (small Japanese game breed)

Tomaru (Japanese longcrower breed)

Totenko (Japanese longcrower breed)

Twentse Grijze (Dutch game breed)

Vietnamese Game (Ga Noi Don & Ca Noi Cua)

Yakido (Japanese mediumsize Shamo variety)

Yamato Gunkei (Japanese ornamental game breed)

Yokohama-Minohiki (Japanese longtail breed)

The Cockfighters

i don't know if any of you have ever read this book The Cockfighters ? It is a real good read. It has a lot of infformation on it here is the link The Cockfighters

Old English Gamefowl Pictures

Here is a link to some pictures Old English Games. When you go to to link scroll down, there will be the pictures.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Poultry and Gamefowl Chicken Site

PoultryWorld.Net is one of the best sites out there. Good design lots of info on all kinds of fowl. From fighting chickens to geese, ducks, and phesants.

Protien Percentages in Feeds for Chickens

Dried fish flakes 76
Dried liver 76
Dried earthworms 76
Duckweed 50
Torula yeast 50
Brewers yeast 39
Soybeans (dry roasted) 37
Flaxseed 37
Alfalfa seed 35
Beef, lean 28
Earthworms 28
Fish 28
Sunflower seeds 26.3
Wheat germ 25
Peas & Beans, dried 24.5
Sesame seed 19.3
Soybeans (boiled) 17
Wheat bran 16.6
Oats, whole 14
Rice polish 12.8
Rye 12.5
Wheat 12.5
Barley 12.3
Oats 12
Corn 9
Millet 9
Milo 9
Rice, brown 7.5