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    I got me some kelso from a good friend from TN, they are Cajun Kelso, now they dang good fowl so I don't care what they are, but I am interested in what the cajun kelso is all about, any info out there from my fellow cockers here

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackhammerFarm View Post
    I got me some kelso from a good friend from TN, they are Cajun Kelso, now they dang good fowl so I don't care what they are, but I am interested in what the cajun kelso is all about, any info out there from my fellow cockers here
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    I purchased a stag from Philip Ownby "Mntman" of South Pittsburg TN, the stag is now a cock and made the cut into my brood pen. I don't know if Philip created the cajun kelso line, but the blood is exceptional. High station, long legged, good sized, high flying fowl and game to the core. I would have to say the best line I have owned. The pic does no justice of how beutifull these kelso are

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    in 1998 i went to guy whitmire's farm in white pine, tn. and got some lacy fowl. mr whitmire had some kelso fowl that were gilly humphrey. i believe they were cajun kelso.

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    Thanks for the posts guys and the info, I here they are heavy in the coon kelso blood.I also got mine from phillip and I will say the same, they made the cut for my yard as well, he talked them up and I talked the doms up so we just said heck, why not swap a pair for a pair LoL, so we did and reckon we are both happy with what we got,
    Here is the pic of the kelso I got from Phillip

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    Very Nice Blackhammer, he is prob kin to mine, very good looking Kelso!

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    Thanks fellas, I have told Dan all I know about them but I will add it to the board for others to enjoy. I met a good friend in Alabama by the name of Glenn Whisenhunt. His dad was a very wealthy man and was always on the look out for some good birds. He found the Cajun Kelsos in North Carolina....they were bred and maintained by an old man there by the name of Cedric Burton. I have not been able to find anything out about him because he passed away in the 90s and was evidently not a big time cocker.....but he sure had good birds. Mr. Burton told my partner that the original bloodline was white leg, peacomb, and dark red. After years of breeding, he added additional Kelso blood to them....it was yellow leg, peacomb, light neck like the cock in the first picture. I have never tried to breed for feather or leg color...just performance. They will come peacomb/straight comb...yellow leg/white leg, and light/dark....pretty much like any Kelso line. My partner Glenn really did well with them in the 90s winning alot of shows....I saw him win 23 or 24 straight shows with the Kelso blood crossed on Murphys into tuff competition. He sold them all to me in 1998 due to his work and his family. I have both the Cajun Kelsos and the Murphys that he bought from Mr. Burton and I have just tried to maintain them. I wish I could say I originated them, but I can't. The only thing I have added to the Kelsos is some Robbie White Kelso.....and that is just a small side of the family. 80% of what I have is the original blood that I got in 1998.

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    Thanks for the Info Philip, They are great fowl, well deserving of breeding. Mine is an ace. Thx alot for passing this blood out!

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    Oh, and by the way....the Blackhammer Doms are exceptional as well. They are a solid bloodline that will have a home here as long as I raise gamefowl. Good Doms are hard to find and these have all the qualities I have looked for for years.

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    Thanks fellas, I have told Dan all I know about them but I will add it to the board for others to enjoy. I met a good friend in Alabama by the name of Glenn Whisenhunt. His dad was a very wealthy man and was always on the look out for some good birds. He found the Cajun Kelsos in North Carolina....they were bred and maintained by an old man there by the name of Cedric Burton. I have not been able to find anything out about him because he passed away in the 90s and was evidently not a big time cocker.....but he sure had good birds. Mr. Burton told my partner that the original bloodline was white leg, peacomb, and dark red. After years of breeding, he added additional Kelso blood to them....it was yellow leg, peacomb, light neck like the cock in the first picture. I have never tried to breed for feather or leg color...just performance. They will come peacomb/straight comb...yellow leg/white leg, and light/dark....pretty much like any Kelso line. My partner Glenn really did well with them in the 90s winning alot of shows....I saw him win 23 or 24 straight shows with the Kelso blood crossed on Murphys into tuff competition. He sold them all to me in 1998 due to his work and his family. I have both the Cajun Kelsos and the Murphys that he bought from Mr. Burton and I have just tried to maintain them. I wish I could say I originated them, but I can't. The only thing I have added to the Kelsos is some Robbie White Kelso.....and that is just a small side of the family. 80% of what I have is the original blood that I got in 1998.
    Cedric was a regular and a winner at sunset,known mostly for his murphys.

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    blackhammer doms

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgerunner 2000 View Post
    Cedric was a regular and a winner at sunset,known mostly for his murphys.

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    Well, that completely makes sense now. I saw my partner win over some big entries in Alabama in the 90s. One fellar from Ky comes to mind that had some really good Hatch/Greys there one day. We were both 3-0 in a 5 cock show...the guy had won impressively all day. That Murphy/Kelso just sucked him up and spit him out. That old boy was tore up and wanted to buy something from my partner....but his begging was falling on deaf ears.

    I never got to meet Mr. Burton...if you have any stories or anymore history on these birds, let me know.

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    And as you mentioned, the Murphys are extremely good. Back when it was legal, they were tough, game, and hit hard. The only difference to me in them and the Kelsos is speed and power.....that is why they are such a good blend.

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    This is a really good kelso.. nice to have one...


    Quote Originally Posted by don128 View Post
    I purchased a stag from Philip Ownby "Mntman" of South Pittsburg TN, the stag is now a cock and made the cut into my brood pen. I don't know if Philip created the cajun kelso line, but the blood is exceptional. High station, long legged, good sized, high flying fowl and game to the core. I would have to say the best line I have owned. The pic does no justice of how beutifull these kelso are

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    i have a cajun kelso rooster he is a 3 yr, old and has won 3 shows 2 in g, and 1 in sk, and there a hell of a rooster and he looks just like the one in the pitcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnman View Post
    Thanks fellas, I have told Dan all I know about them but I will add it to the board for others to enjoy. I met a good friend in Alabama by the name of Glenn Whisenhunt. His dad was a very wealthy man and was always on the look out for some good birds. He found the Cajun Kelsos in North Carolina....they were bred and maintained by an old man there by the name of Cedric Burton. I have not been able to find anything out about him because he passed away in the 90s and was evidently not a big time cocker.....but he sure had good birds. Mr. Burton told my partner that the original bloodline was white leg, peacomb, and dark red. After years of breeding, he added additional Kelso blood to them....it was yellow leg, peacomb, light neck like the cock in the first picture. I have never tried to breed for feather or leg color...just performance. They will come peacomb/straight comb...yellow leg/white leg, and light/dark....pretty much like any Kelso line. My partner Glenn really did well with them in the 90s winning alot of shows....I saw him win 23 or 24 straight shows with the Kelso blood crossed on Murphys into tuff competition. He sold them all to me in 1998 due to his work and his family. I have both the Cajun Kelsos and the Murphys that he bought from Mr. Burton and I have just tried to maintain them. I wish I could say I originated them, but I can't. The only thing I have added to the Kelsos is some Robbie White Kelso.....and that is just a small side of the family. 80% of what I have is the original blood that I got in 1998.
    Well I am glad you posted all this, cause it didn't make it past my short term memmory on the phone LoL, all I know is they dang good birds you doing good job maintianing them, and thanks for sharing your fowl with me friend,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgerunner 2000 View Post
    Cedric was a regular and a winner at sunset,known mostly for his murphys.

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    As phillip said, anyone that can add to the info phillip has already given is much appreciated, so thanks ridgerunner for the input on what you know of Cedric

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    Just wanted to bump this one up to the top....had several cockers contact me back when this was originally posted inquiring on this Kelso blood. If you are still interested in them, just shoot me a pm on the board.

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    I tried to bump this one up yesterday, but for some reason it did not work. I love these Cajun Kelsos and will have them as long as I breed chickens.

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    Those kelsos look good mtnman.I would like to see more of them

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    It seems a few are wondering more about these birds the makeup does anyone know any more then whats been posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockfighter_199 View Post
    It seems a few are wondering more about these birds the makeup does anyone know any more then whats been posted?
    This is my cajun cock almost 3 year


    This is a stag from him now around 10 month

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    got sum comin....cant wait thanks mtnman

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    my uncle new Mr. Burton back in da days and got some cajun kelso as well they are some nice birds my uncle keep this line and would not sell at all he would not even give me a pair till last year he had to get rid of all his fowls and saddly sold em to me i love these birds i live here in nc as well glad to have them i as wwell mantain bout 80% of the original blood dat my unlce had dats how he had it he just added a touvh of jj super kelso .......mtnman

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    I would like to Bump this up, I got some of the Murphy blood off of Phil, as my Poynor Murphys cross really well on with other familys of Murphys. The Chickens Phil sent me were wonderful and I have been interested in his Kelsos ever since we talked on the phone.

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    Lets bump this up and see if anyone has anything more to say about the Cajuns

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    Just now found this chat group and this thread and thought I might write a few lines and shed some light on the Cajun Kelsos. My uncle Burton Suddreth had the Cajun Kelsos but a man by the name of Allen Fisher had them 1st.Some may remember him by his pen name, "The Tarheel". He wrote for the gamefowl journals at the time. Allen much preferred to write about gamefowl and hobnob with the top cockers than actually showing them. Allen had no luck with them and hadn't won anything in quite awhile. I was with Burton at the old Del-Rio TN pit when Allen asked Burton if he would feed a show or two for him. Burton resisted but Allen wouldn't let up. I was with Burton when we made the trip to Murphy NC to pick out some roosters. Now Allen was a front end man and had his garage at his home. He lived in town and his place was small. Burton and I sparred through them and Burton picked out 12 and brought them home. Coming off the mountain Burton was kinda second guessing himself but said I gave my word so lets' work on 'em and get them ready. We brought them home in Dec. and Burton held them over till May to fight them. We carry them to Del-Rio and win the 6 cock. Two weeks later we split the money in a 5 cock at the old Statesville NC pit. Burton now is getting to like them but Allen wouldn't tell Burt where he got them from. Allen just called them his Cajun Kelsos. We go back up to Allens and pick up 13 bull stags.. Allen wants Burt to carry them over to cocks and show them at Sunset. We are at Sunset and split day money and the overall. After the derby a man came up to Burt and said that he had never seen his strain of gamefowl perform like this. Burt now who where Allen got them from. A Mr. Beaudreux or a Mr. Breaussard, I can't remember. Burt got some from him and some from Allen and the rest is history. I stayed with Burt from '88 till the mid 90's till my State job prohibited me from participating in the sport. I helped Burt in all aspects of the farm. As far as I know Burt kept them true to the original yards he acquired. As to the Murphy fowl my uncle had my dad made these. In 1972 we moved back to the old homeplace where dad had built a new home. Dad wanted to get back into game chickens as he wanted to carry on something his dad had a love for. In 1974 dad ordered a John Sears Murphy pullet. The pullet arrived in Sept. One day we are over in Morganton NC and a fellow cockers house by the name of Joe Clark. Joe had a strain of Whitehackles but would never,ever, let a pure one go. Joe and my dad worked for the same State agency and took a liking to dad. While at his home that day Joe was penning stags everywhere. Joe came walking up the hill and gave dad the nicest dark red, yellow legged, straight combed stag I had ever seen. Joe told dad this is one of the good ones..take care of him as they are no more like him to let go. Dad crossed the Murphy pullet and the WH stag and raised 5 brothers. Burt and dad took them to Toccoa and won the 5 cock alone. Burt liked them so much he pled and begged dad for a year till dad gave in and gave Burt a yard of them. Hope this helps clear things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardpack View Post
    Just now found this chat group and this thread and thought I might write a few lines and shed some light on the Cajun Kelsos. My uncle Burton Suddreth had the Cajun Kelsos but a man by the name of Allen Fisher had them 1st.Some may remember him by his pen name, "The Tarheel". He wrote for the gamefowl journals at the time. Allen much preferred to write about gamefowl and hobnob with the top cockers than actually showing them. Allen had no luck with them and hadn't won anything in quite awhile. I was with Burton at the old Del-Rio TN pit when Allen asked Burton if he would feed a show or two for him. Burton resisted but Allen wouldn't let up. I was with Burton when we made the trip to Murphy NC to pick out some roosters. Now Allen was a front end man and had his garage at his home. He lived in town and his place was small. Burton and I sparred through them and Burton picked out 12 and brought them home. Coming off the mountain Burton was kinda second guessing himself but said I gave my word so lets' work on 'em and get them ready. We brought them home in Dec. and Burton held them over till May to fight them. We carry them to Del-Rio and win the 6 cock. Two weeks later we split the money in a 5 cock at the old Statesville NC pit. Burton now is getting to like them but Allen wouldn't tell Burt where he got them from. Allen just called them his Cajun Kelsos. We go back up to Allens and pick up 13 bull stags.. Allen wants Burt to carry them over to cocks and show them at Sunset. We are at Sunset and split day money and the overall. After the derby a man came up to Burt and said that he had never seen his strain of gamefowl perform like this. Burt now who where Allen got them from. A Mr. Beaudreux or a Mr. Breaussard, I can't remember. Burt got some from him and some from Allen and the rest is history. I stayed with Burt from '88 till the mid 90's till my State job prohibited me from participating in the sport. I helped Burt in all aspects of the farm. As far as I know Burt kept them true to the original yards he acquired. As to the Murphy fowl my uncle had my dad made these. In 1972 we moved back to the old homeplace where dad had built a new home. Dad wanted to get back into game chickens as he wanted to carry on something his dad had a love for. In 1974 dad ordered a John Sears Murphy pullet. The pullet arrived in Sept. One day we are over in Morganton NC and a fellow cockers house by the name of Joe Clark. Joe had a strain of Whitehackles but would never,ever, let a pure one go. Joe and my dad worked for the same State agency and took a liking to dad. While at his home that day Joe was penning stags everywhere. Joe came walking up the hill and gave dad the nicest dark red, yellow legged, straight combed stag I had ever seen. Joe told dad this is one of the good ones..take care of him as they are no more like him to let go. Dad crossed the Murphy pullet and the WH stag and raised 5 brothers. Burt and dad took them to Toccoa and won the 5 cock alone. Burt liked them so much he pled and begged dad for a year till dad gave in and gave Burt a yard of them. Hope this helps clear things up.
    Welcome to the group and thanks for dropping by.As stated from those previous post, Mr. P. Ownby has the blood.


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    Has anyone talked to Phillip Ownby lately? Last time we spoke he was too busy with work and coaching little league he had told me.

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    i have had the cajuns a long time now and mine come red and spangle.Yes MR OWENBY IS FROM THE CHATTANOOGA area there r a lot of great cocker here.we have some of the very best fowl and a lot of very old breeds that u dont see every day.i will say this if it were still legal and we could fight our fowl most would find it very hard to win around here.even the brush fights here r monsters to win.no im not saying we have the best.Or that we r the best.all im saying is if we could and it was legal if u came here.u better bring ur lunch and plan on eating it.

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