HISTORY OF THE STRAIN
The Kearny Whitehackle was said to be one of the oldest bloodlines that is an ancestor of today's bloodlines. This bloodline was developed by Floyd Gurley who bred them for over 50 years.
When Floyd Gurley started his breeding, his produce is not so uniform, as there would come out yellow-legged and green legged ones. The green-legged was due to the Kearny Brownred bloodline which was crossed with the Kearny Whitehackle. What he did is to make a family of the Green Legged Kearny Whitehackles (Chesapeak) and the Yellow Legged Kearny Whitehackles. The last strain that Floyd Gurley developed was the Spangled Kearny Whitehackles.
Another breeder who has developed this bloodline is Steve Sturm, but how he developed his Kearny Whitehackle is a different story.
PHYSICAL FEATURES and FIGHTING STYLE
The Kearny Whitehackle is 100% straight comb. They come in Yellow-Legged, Green-Legged (Chesapeak) and Spangled.
It is a complete tactical fighter and a ring general which is suited for the long knife slasher type of cockfighting. Among the many positive traits, it also has an accurate timing which gives blows deliberately with gameness cannot be questioned.
The Kearny Whitehackle had proven its name in the old times, and due to meticulous and intelligent breeding, the bloodline is still winning at present.
What the Kearny Whitehackle's advantage, compared to the bloodlines of today like: Kelso, Hatch, Roundhead, Sweaters, Clarets, etc., is CONSISTENCY!!!
Floyd Gurley has carefully bred this Kearny Whitehackle straight, creating a family producing similiar looking fowls with identical fighting styles.
CREDENTIALS and STORIES ON THE ROAD
Jesse Horta, an exemplary breeder, said that in order to win in today's competition, you should have fowls that could beat the Sweaters. The Sweaters are winning in almost all the cockpits in the Philippines. Almost all cockers have the Sweaters.
What Jesse Horta did, was to make his Sweater Killers, which he called the White-Legged Sweater, which is a cross of Kearny Whitehackle x Junior Belt's Cowan Roundhead.
Kearny Whitehackles are best to cross with the Cowan Roundhead at 3/4 Kearny Whitehackle x 1/4 Cowan Roundhead.
Another breeder of the Kearny Whitehackle is Curt Langston, who is fortunate enough to acquire original materials from the breeding pens of Floyd Gurley himself, before the old man retired on his much loved sports. (Today, Floyd Gurley is staying in a veteran hospital with no more chickens.) Curt Langston met Floyd Gurley in the 90's. They became friends instantly and exchanged thoughts on how to breed the Kearny Whitehackle.
What Curt Langston does, is to cross his Kearny Whitehackle with the Orientals. This creates a good cross, which enabled Curt to win 13 straight fights in long knife years ago, and to win a 4-cock derby recently. This is the reason, why the Kearny Whitehackle is good to cross with the Roundheads--because Roundheads have Oriental blood in them.
Among others, and in the Philippines, RED GAMEFARM which is owned by Edwin Aranez and Raffy Campos has been successful with the Kearny Whitehackle which they got from Steve Sturm. They were blessed to get the Kearny Whitehackle, before Steve Sturm passed away.
In addition, RED GAMEFARM, is known for the DINK FAIR SWEATERS. It is said that getting stocks from RED GAMEFARM, is as good as getting stocks from DINK FAIR. However, the DINK FAIR Sweaters are not bred for the long-knife slasher fighting. Thus, RED GAMEFARM, blended the Kearny Whitehackles with their Dink Fair Sweaters.
EUREKA!!! The results were dramatic. Out of 9 cocks that were pitted, RED GAMEFARM, had 10 wins. One cock was pitted twice and won. An excellent perfect 110% for the RED GAMEFARM using the Kearny Whitehackle.
CARSON FARM's NEWLY ACQUIRED BLOODLINE
Carson Farm is proud of the newly acquired stocks of KEARNY WHITEHACKLE which were imported from the United States of America. It came from a known breeder which strain can be traced from the original stocks of FLOYD GURLEY.
The Kearny Whitehackles are now being carefully bred by CARSON FARM.
They are set as PURE, and are crossed with the Sweaters and Roundheads.
For more information, please visit www.carsonfarm.com.
1) ******** MAGAZINE, Issue #1, pp. 18-23, 2006
2) Cockfights Magazine
3) Sabong.net.ph. Forum
KEARNY WHITEHACKLE now in CARSON FARM