Profile pic of sir Boy Diaz on FB.
Profile pic of sir Boy Diaz on FB.
Profile pic of sir Eddie Sioson on FB.
Emoy's Obituary at Ateneo de Manila University.
Wow! Nice to see & learn about the history. Wonder if they ever thought it would turn out like it is now? Do you think any of them would have done anything any different had they known?
Here is a picture of Dan Gray with Andrew Huron
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Three older cockers that played a big role in my life early on was Cecil Davis,Roy Guyer and Pete Barker. Pete was my mentor helped me to improve my handling skills introduced me to Cecil who I got to handle for both lived in Jackson TNMade many a trip from Millington TN to Jackson.I met Pete at Granville Hestors old place Big Bear 2nd oldest facility in AL by time It finally closed down was the oldest.Roy I lived pretty close to had some really good Albanys used to drink coffee and talk fowl with him he was traveling to Red Arrow back then schedule fell on my working weekends so never got to see him show. Anyone got pictures of them would love to see them Back then I was around alot of cockers that are considered famous I as the old southern saying goes (I was walking in tall cotton) and didnt even know it-LOL-If I had woulda had a bunch of good pictures-Woulda looked like a Whos who of Southern Cocking-Jim
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I know you can't see the faces but, Man, these guys travel in style!
back to the top this is a great thread
what a great read thanks a lot...... keep coming
FB picture of Sir Biboy Enriquez
Seems like there is a trend with the famous breeders from today and yesterday also for tomorrows breeders im sure. I have noticed that most if not all of the so called famous breeders that we know of seem to have a rock star kind of feel in their names. Seems that if you didn't have a cool name or you don't have a cool name that flows, then you probably were not a famous breeder or well known breeder. Examples: Sweater Mcguinnes, Duke Hulsey, Sanford Hatch, Lacy, etc... Just a quick take on a few that came to my mind, you can't honestly say that those are not "cool" "rock star" breeder names.. Right?? Or am i just tripping on this spliff?? So, lets see who could remember those cool named breeders of any era...!!
This thread is a treasure in the making! A wealth of information and at the same time an inspiration for us. :-)
Richard Bates on Gaffing Lessons fb photo
I have enjoyed this thread more than any other. The memories just keep on coming.
yep i enjoy this thread also.would anyone have a pic of sonny ware of alabama?
i have a photo of mr. orie hunt of sid fame i would love to share, can someone tell me how to get the picture on this site.
Roy Jones JR
William McRae died Sunday , May 24, 1987, at Baptist Medical Center, after an extended illness.
Mr. McRae was truly a legend in his time. He was not only a great breeder of gamefowl, but a very special friend to his fellowmen in the gamefowl business.
Survivors: include one sister, Elsie Mohundro of Memphis; four brothers; Otey, Edward, and Alvis McRae, all of Tishomingo and Clarence of Cartersville, Georgia.
Wiliam McRae and Blondie Rollan bred together from 1954 to 1986. He bred the famous Democrat bloodline of gamefowl which has been fought all over the United States and the Islands with much success. Mr. Rollan named them for Mr. McRae, He picked up the name ‘Democrat” from the Nixon-Kennedy debates. He also bred what he called the dart fowl for the long knife that was famous in Hawaii. The Democrat fowl are still very much in demand because of their fighting abilities.
He also designed a roosting hut for string walk cocks, which are the best thing I’ve seen anywhere. Several big-time game breeders are using these huts. Mr. McRae also designed a hitch for string walk cocks which is widely used. His many accomplishments are too numerous to list in an article.
Above all, Mr. McRae was a friend to most everyone he came in contact with. There is nothing he wouldn’t help you with and he never wanted any payment or praise. All of his neighbors really liked and respected him for his kindness, honesty and willingness to be a good neighbor himself. He was always honest and straightforward will all his friends and neighbors.
Mr. McRae helped me with several projects. He was always there when I needed a friend. I’ll never forget his advice, kind words, and deeds. There is no way I could have repaid him in a lifetime.
He will be missed and will be thought of for a long, long time. His family can take comfort in knowing he was truly the best he could be in his business and in his personal life.
By Robert B. Logan, The Gamecock Magazine, July 1987
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mr baumgardners partner jacks wife has visited my home o several ocasions at first she never talked much but the last time i talked with her she was telling me about jack and bill staying gone the whole weekend a lot of times bill raised some great fowl