The Insider's Guide To Cockfighting Rooster
Rather, owners use padded metal spurs, called gaffes, to lessen their impact (ไก่ชน). The "fight to the death rule" is also forbidden, so dicks do live to battle once again. There is a great deal of enjoyment around the rings with individuals screaming, shouting out to the birds, to each other, chuckling and sympathizing with one another.
The only individual allowed into the pit throughout the fight is the referee. ไก่ชน. Fairness is the name of the video game in Thailand; prior to a cockfight, owners collect to compare the weight of their birds so that they can match up good fighting sets. In the past the loser was quickly identified; it was the rooster that passed away.
The stimulates of the fighting cock need to be covered or removed and if the rooster runs or flies out of the ring twice or sustains a serious injury then the fight is given an end. Nevertheless, many owners will stop a fight before there is too much damage done as these roosters are not cheap.
Fighting cocks live for about 10 years however just two or 3 of those years are spent fighting - ไก่ชน. It is likewise a requirement that all cockfighting birds register with the Livestock Department, where they get a "Fighting Cock Passport".
The identity cards certify the vaccination records of the birds. No conclusive proof exists, legend has it that cockfighting was a spectator sport in Thailand by 1350 A.D. In 1562, Crown Prince Naresuan was captured by the Burmese when he was seven-years-old, to guarantee that the prince's father stayed devoted to the Burmese King (ไก่ชน).
Today, in murals frequently depict the fights between the Burmese Prince's roosters and Prince Naresuan's birds. In Cha-Am a monument to the king consists of many statues of roosters in acknowledgment of that fight.