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    Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Hi!

    I was just in Thailand and wanted to share some of my pics cocking there. If you have any similar vacations, feel free to post here as well

    Enjoy!



    They love chicken fighting in Thailand just as much as we do! This is a gas station.



    No pain no gain! Having a torture session at the beach!



    Despite the pain, I hear roosters crowing so I investigate...



    Lo and behold, there is a Cambodian family nearby raising chickens! That's more like it



    Gotta love these portable round pens. They are nice. If I could only bring them on the plane back home. These cost only B300 ($10.00). Some even fold over nicely. Good craftsmen in Thailand.



    After making friends with the Cambodians, they let me pose with their chickens. The language of cockfighting... They don't speak English, nor do I speak Thai or Khmer, but we hung out and "chicken talked" (or signed) nonetheless.



    Of course, you get a group of cockers together and where does the conversation lead to? Where else but the cockpit! My new friends take me to the local pit. Lots of people, huh? and notice the number of fighting pits.



    Lots of people but very clean and organized

    to be continued....

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Great post Senti.. I also got a chance to meet some fellow cockers when we went to cambodia...





    a local showing me his prized fighter. he said its a multi winner cock (based on his sign language heheh) the term they use for hackfight is "FLY"

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    Those bamboo round pens are nice I hope some enterprising individual starts manufacturing that here

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    OK, I'm back Let's begin:



    So, you pay your gate fee at the pit. B30 or $1.00 (Why can't all pits be like this?) And they give you this notebook and a pencil. I'm pretty sure this is to keep track of your wagers. Behind it there is a number, I guess this is a persons personal number, like at an auction. Then they take a picture of you and your number and put it in their computer. I'm sure this is so nobody runs on his bet, and if he does, he will be found. Good system! I take note and want that implemented here.



    The place is huge! I'd say 5,000 sqm. And carpeted. So I walk around getting to absorb the situation.



    Those bamboo pens! So cool!



    Chilling!



    One of the many pits in the location. I think there were about 15 fighting rings. This one had bleachers, others do not.

    ....to be continued...

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Nice to see a few pics of you,See you really enjoyed your self in Thailand.You loved the cock fighting,What about the girls hehehe.

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    The girls... Well, I was chatting one up at a club. This one was too hot to be true. I couldn't stand the doubt so I asked the DJ. And yup, she was a ladyboy! All good though. Still chatted and made with friends with her/him She/he was a knockout! Too bad...

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    My brother trained with the Thailand Paratroopers over there and he experience alot of the ladyboys during their break after training. I forgot the word they use for ladyboys, but they definitly needed a translater when they toured the redlight....and yes they too could not believe how beautiful the he /shes were.

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    as the saying goes... usually we don't get what we hope for... we get what we deserve ; ) kidding...

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    It looks like the pit I visited. Is that about 1 hour 45 minute drive out of Bankok?
    Tape boxing at that venue. Man it's a long hard days cocking. Twenty minute rounds with twenty minute rests. You start your fight in the main pit and then you move to one of the smaller ones for your second round and every succeeding round thereafter.

    Thailand is a great place for a holiday. My friend married a Thai lady and has been there for about eight years. He breeds gamefowl and sells them to syndicates for pitting.

    There are no deaths in their boxing, that I saw anyway.

    I did see them fight a weapon on Koh Samui. That was very similar to Short heel fighting.
    They fight their Thai orientals.

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Gaff,

    Maybe... This one was an hour away. Cant really tell by number of hours cause, you know, Bangkok, it took me one hour, you 1.5 and some other day, 3 . Traffic there is so bad.

    Yeah, long day cocking. Fights take a long time. But they love it!

    Regards.

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    Hi JC, thanks for sharing those awesome pics. Made me a bit nostalgic. Been there at least 4 occasions but never got the chance to see cockfights. yeah those bamboo round pens are great. I just bought some blue limbering pens for 440 pesos. Those bamboo pens should help farmers earn a living if they would sell cheaper than the ordinary pens we usually buy.

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    Yes. Thats a good idea with the farmers. We dont really need those PH 3x3s except for when we travel to the pits. Those bamboo pens are only B200 or P300. Thats a good deal! You wanna get a bunch of guys together and lets bring a 40 footer of those? We can probably get it for P200 only wholesale. No taxes as we are both ASEAN members.

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sentenciador View Post
    OK, I'm back Let's begin:





    The place is huge! I'd say 5,000 sqm. And carpeted. So I walk around getting to absorb the situation.



    ....to be continued...
    Impressive! but how do they clean the **** off the 5000 sqm of carpet???

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Let's continue...



    So here are the Thai cockers, trying to match their cocks. This is typical to hackfight style in the Philippines. Just try and haggle for a match. The difference is, if you want to weigh, they will weigh.



    More hangling, and like everywhere, non-participants are always getting in on the action



    They have a lot of pre-fight rituals that I can't quite understand: Like the guy above, he's the "feather guy." People buy feathers from him and he attaches them to missing feathers of the fighting rooster.



    And then this: I missed the shot but the bird had his wings covered in some kind of raincoat, and his head covered in a wet towel; like a human boxer! After that shot he was given something oral, maybe the owners magic stimulant

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    On to the pit! Lots more traditional stuff. The handler can actually sit on the put floor Take note of that bottle. That fascinated me. I have no idea what it's for, but it's got herbs and spices and they wash down the rooster with it before releasing.



    A good scrub under the armpits. Wouldn't want him to have BO, now would we?



    One last soak of the magic herbs.



    That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed the trip.

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    boss JC, nice! it was like I was there myself...

    but I can't get that bottle with herbs and spices... it's like preparing them for cooking... spice rub...

    wonder if our fellow naked heelers in the Philippines do that also... maybe it's to stimulate or cool down the fowls?
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    more like a bone cracking sir

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    maybe its some spicy herbs to try and keep the other rooster from pecking what few feathers he has left out.lol enjoyed the show and thanks. God bless YFIS

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Nice share of very clear pics sir...i know for a fact that it gave you a lot of information about cocking in a foreign land and I am sure that it was one great experience.

    Based on your pics, they do have some rituals similar to that in Cambodia and Vietnam, like the rub-down and possibly having their fowls gargle water. The handler puts water into his own mouth then sprays it into the cock's mouth then he massages the throat and makes the water come out. I guess it's a way of clearing the passages..not sure though.

    The round pens, both made of wire and bamboo are quite a novelty really. They do sell them at almost the same price (or slightly cheaper) in Vietnam and they do come in different sizes (small, medium and large)...the smallest one is for bantams which they also show in gaffs. However, the only disadvantage I see is the small opening at the top....had to experience it several times and it's kinda difficult getting them out of these pens....most especially when they are man-fighters. These were of course straight bred american fowls since their local asils are as kind and gentle as any pet we would have at home.

    Wished that you could have visited one of their pits when you were in Cambodia. They do fight in gaffs (long gaffs) and you could have probably seen a few mixed breeds being shown, if not straight american fowls.

    Thanks for this sharing once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnucum View Post
    boss JC, nice! it was like I was there myself...

    but I can't get that bottle with herbs and spices... it's like preparing them for cooking... spice rub...

    wonder if our fellow naked heelers in the Philippines do that also... maybe it's to stimulate or cool down the fowls?
    I remember when I was a kid, during break, the pitter/owner would gulp some water with herbs in their mouth that they had been chewing for quite awhile and spit it into their fowl face and armpit to freshen them up. I think it's an aromatic smell (ammonia effect) to wake up their fowl and endure a 3hrs or more of naked heel.

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    nice post sir! nice asils! tnx!

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    I used to live in Thailand several years ago and have some pictures of a temple in Kanchanaburi dedicated to game fowl that could be of interest:





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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    zekkelly, now that is awesome! not even in the Philippines is there a temple/shrine dedicated to gamefowl, well at least not that I know of...

    Thanks for sharing those photos!
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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    [QTE=zekkelley;4337213]I used to live in Thailand several years ago and have some pictures of a temple in Kanchanaburi dedicated to game fowl that could be of interest:




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    awesome.....

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sentenciador View Post


    On to the pit! Lots more traditional stuff. The handler can actually sit on the put floor Take note of that bottle. That fascinated me. I have no idea what it's for, but it's got herbs and spices and they wash down the rooster with it before releasing.



    A good scrub under the armpits. Wouldn't want him to have BO, now would we?



    One last soak of the magic herbs.



    That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed the trip.

    When matching gamedogs, dogs are always washed after weigh in, with plain soap, by the competitions handler or someone he apoints to oversee, dogs are washed to ensure there is no bite deterant or poison on the dogs coat, and always watched so the opposing handler does not slip something or otherwise try and hurt the animal. mabay this has something to do with it...

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    Thanks for sharing pics of your Thailand holiday. Looks like you had a great time. Bet you can't wait to get back to that bone crusher

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Is there anyone here knows which location in Thailand has good supply of Thailand cock fighting goods at reasonable prices? Or is there any trader of these stuffs in Thailand who can communicate well in English?

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    Re: Thailand! A cocking holiday...

    Quote Originally Posted by wonglkn View Post
    Is there anyone here knows which location in Thailand has good supply of Thailand cock fighting goods at reasonable prices? Or is there any trader of these stuffs in Thailand who can communicate well in English?
    Which type of cock do you expect?
    There are 2 type of fighting cock in TH. One is you see from this post we call naked heel type and another one is similar to PI or USA gamefowl fight with gaff.
    The second type is what I have and raise for. The second type very good in cutting ability thru spurs. That mostly in south of TH. The weight of this type of cock typically around 2.8 to 4 kg.

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