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Butcher Roundhead (Photo credit: Boknoy Gamefowls)
The story of a super-busy young man
One Saturday morning, a super-busy young man decided to wake up earlier than he used to. He planned it to somehow do something new from his weekly routine. He wanted to limit the coals in the fire to avoid a possible burnout from a 9 to 5 daily grind.
After putting off the alarm, he grabbed a bottle of water and jogged all the way to his game fowl farm.
Upon his arrival at his sprawling farm nestled in a verdant hill, he was welcomed by his crowing roosters. All in varying tones and tunes. A bit tired, he walked towards a wooden chair inside his nipa hut and sat down on it as he gasped for air.
While waiting for his farm hands to do their tasks for the day, he just watched over his chickens and heard their crows. He continued to observe what was happening in his farm like a curious philosopher.
As he enjoyed looking at his beautiful chickens, he noticed a Butcher Roundhead rooster crowed like a king of the jungle on top of its teepee. After a few seconds, he flew out from its teepee and landed like a helicopter on the ground. The rooster looked like it got a good night sleep and is full of energy. Teasing all the hens that pass by like a gentleman courting beautiful ladies. It flapped its wings mightily as if it just succeeded in protecting its territory.
After a few minutes, the young man noticed that his Butcher Roundhead’s cord loosened up and in a split of a second it suddenly attacked and threw multiple punches to the corded Flarry-Eyed Grey.
Soon enough, one of the farm hands arrived at the scene and had to get the angry Butcher Roundhead back on cord. On the one hand, the Flarry-Eyed Grey looked exhausted after the scuffle.
The young man from then on learned the concept of pointing roosters so that they will be in their optimal fighting best. He said to himself:
“A rooster on point is one that has plenty of sleep. It protects its territory. Looks for a hen to mate and protects them from other roosters.”
When can you say a rooster is on point?
Let us define pointing. In Jesus Antonio G. Derije’s masterpiece A Veterinarian’s Textbook in Gamefowl/Poultry Management, he defined pointing as a phenomenon in which a game fowl is about to fight at its best.
Why is it that you need to learn how to point your game fowl?
“If you know how to condition and point your fowls yourself, you’ll win regardless of the experience of your handlers and their assistants. Proper conditioning and pointing are products of good observation and common sense.”
How to get your game fowl on point?
Come fight day, all you want from your game fowl are power, speed, agility and toughness. How to get all these? According to Raphel Jimera, DVM:
“There are supplements that can really help you achieve what you want just like creatine, L-carnitine, ubiquinone, Vitamin E and thiamine. With the energy and muscle power given by these five elements, winning is just close by.”
Check out your favorite game fowl and poultry stores for a product that contains all these essential supplements.
How to point your rooster on fight day?
Dr. Derije shares his tip on pointing his game fowl:
“I point my game fowl by giving three pieces of cracked corn soaked in water, 3 power conditioner pellets, 3 slices of egg whites, 3 slices of carrots every 2 to 3 hours depending on the scheduled fight.”
In pointing during fight day, Dr. Derije advises:
“Make sure that the weight of the fowl will not exceed the submitted weight to avoid penalty or reduce to its fighting weight which means your fowl is ‘off.’ When the game fowl is ‘off,’ it’s not ready to fight or not at its peak.”
Not getting your game fowl on point means that chances of winning is slim.
Takeaways on pointing
The story of the super-busy young man illustrates that pointing is simply a replication of what he observed at his game fowl farm.
- An on point rooster is one that has plenty of sleep.
- It crows like a king of the jungle protecting its territory.
- The first thing it does is look for a hen to mate with.
- Fights other roosters to protect its hens.
- A Veterinarian’s Textbook in Gamefowl/Poultry Management by Jesus Antonio G. Derije, DVM, Ph.D.
- RA Superfly Gamefarm’s 5 Keys to Winning in the Sport of Cockfighting by Atty. Ryan Abrenica
- On Pointing Game Chickens by Raphel Jimera, DVM
- Starting a Game Farm by Andrew Bunan, Ph.D.
Do you have pointing tips you want to share?
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