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    Throwing a rattle

    Back when legal what were you guys tactics on handling a deep rattle, did you try to suck it out, or force air back down them hoping they can swallow it, or just let them stand and let them throw it on their own? I want to hear everyones opinions

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Let them stand and throw it on their own.

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Thats what i always would do when it was legal.

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Get em out of my hands let em take care of it his self if its so bad he cant sling it.....u cant either

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    yeah thats a good point hitmonkey ive seen people do it all 3 ways

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Ive seen people sling em trying to get it out and people sucking it out i dont think ive ever seen anyone win after that most tactics like that do more harm than good.

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    some people have some crazy tactics lol

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    handle him easy,set him on his feet an leave him alone....he can do more for himself than you can.

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Some people say that blowing down the throat helps but to me that seems like it would just blow more blood into their lungs therefore causing them to lose more oxygen

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    Set him down and leave him alone if youve done your job in the keep he will sling it

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    what should you do during the keep to prepare him for a rattle?

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    I don't believe there's anything you can do in the keep for that just get them healthy and sharp but when it was legal I'd just set them down gently if its not to bad they'll sling it but if its a deep rattle your done

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Ive seen guys swing their heads towards the ground it look like it was killing him more than helping

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    If you have em right with the right vit and meds he wont die on you and will sling the rattle if you didnt give him things to boost red blood cells and clotting agent he wont last long enough to sling the rattle . Jmho

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Seen a guy back in the 90's at the Circle club pluck a tail feather and stick it down the birds throat,twist and slowly pull it out,between pittings of course.Did not win the show and for sure the bird had discomfort without the added clogging.I mentioned that I thought it was a dumb thing to do and Ben Hebert said he had seen Donald Fontenot do it and pulled the rattle and won the fight.I am a believer in set him down and get away from him.Genetics,condition and care will run its course.

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Throwing a rattle comes more from the feeder, than the handler.


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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    usually the key to thowing a rattle is sittin the old cock down and lettin him do it his self. But, on some occasions thats not enough if he couldn't stand on his own I have seen handlers put there hand under the cock like there gonna short line him to keep him off the and let his feet stay on the pit floor and hold his head up with one finger in the side of his mouth to allow him to pull in oxygen and not obstruct his airway. Leave the mouth to mouth to an experienced handler because that is a hard to master technique and can bust the birds lungs if to much air is given. Even at that it should only be done to get one or two more breaks from a rooster.

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    Hold them by the feathers on their back as a pinoy LK ref would so that the body cavity is opened as much as possible and theres no pressure from standing. Grab them by the top beak. stretch the neck out and downward straightening the wind pipe and allowing the blood to flow out of the lungs and out the throat. You will know your doing it right when the sound of the rattle goes away and he gets color back to his face very quick. Dont think it works? Then dont try it. It takes practice and technique to get it down pat. But it works and I have brought black headed glossy eyed cocks back from death doing this. Its all about letting him breath. Its not 100%, but what is in this sport? Fact of the matter is that it works more times than not.

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    Sling it out of them, if you want to keep em. Seen bring back many a rooster, never during the pittings, only after it is all said and done.

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Quote Originally Posted by samiyam007 View Post
    Seen a guy back in the 90's at the Circle club pluck a tail feather and stick it down the birds throat,twist and slowly pull it out,between pittings of course.Did not win the show and for sure the bird had discomfort without the added clogging.I mentioned that I thought it was a dumb thing to do and Ben Hebert said he had seen Donald Fontenot do it and pulled the rattle and won the fight.I am a believer in set him down and get away from him.Genetics,condition and care will run its course.
    Ive seen this done too but its a foul and in big pits will get you kicked out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw greys View Post
    Ive seen this done too but its a foul and in big pits will get you kicked out
    As long as its not an outside object it should be okay, some pits have stupid rules just like the one where you cant fight hennys wtf as long as it shows gameness it should be okay feathers are part of the chicken should be fair to use one as an aid.

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    Your right i was told it was a foul but worthams rules says nothing against it

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    Back in the day an old man told me to help a rattled cock it all starts in the every day care of them from fresh water to what you use as a blood stopper but he said most important to get them out of your hands and let him take care of his self the man tought me a lot about roosters some from oklahoma might know him we called him ( hard hat)

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    Ooooo and half egg white the last three days of keep

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    Re: Throwing a rattle

    I'm on the fence about it. The handler at the time sucked out the blood and stopped and set him down and then the cock hacked it himself. It's hard to say, those are quick decisions, maybe let your instincts take over kinda like those roosters.

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