They are known as excellent cutting fowl. The first Hennies were brought inot this country by a party named Story and they proved to be great fighters in short heels as used along the East Coast. The other 40% came all shades from speckled to dominique. I don’t believe that I missed a Major Derby in the United States for a period of ten years and I am known to thousands of cockers as “Witch”. I came home with a pocket full of money and hooked on Blue chickens. of fighting. Eggs will be available starting April $75 per dozen! Murphy, the “long one” as his help called him. I bought a 4.14 white leg red cock of him that had won bottom weight in one of his mains and six dark blue hens. I need no fame…the Witch Doctors earned me that with their winning ways. Obviously what was needed was a cross of a different blood. Boston then challenged Mahar to fight seven cocks, they were winners, but the great Claibornes were again victorious and won six out of the seven battles. Red fiery eyes and both yellow and white legs. One of the breeds of gamefowl most in demand today are the “Sweaters”. Manziel was associated with C.C. Melsim Hatch The fighting style or traits of melsims black as I observed is that, they are typical brownred looking, straight comb, medium station, heavy feathered, dark legged, lemon hackles to mulberry faced dark brownreds. These were originated by Prof. J.A. Major Tait said he got out first from Sanford, then from Everett who sent smooth heads and Topknots and we have bred them together always. Chappell was the first Chappell that brought those Doms to the front. When he and Phil fought at the Orlando Tournaments, he went down to Florida one month ahead of the tournament with the fowl. Dandy.” I thanked him by return mail and declined to sell. The Ross and Gull fowl were b.b, red with white and yellow legs. On the way home he met Harrison Butler and Jim Clark and told them his intentions. It all started out back in the early 80’s when I was living in the Philippines. Theyare medium to high station; mostly straight combs with yellow legs and come in all shades of dominiquer color. It `s well know fact the so-called Duryea fowl came both straight and pea comb. traded some Hatch fowl, and in 1958, J.D. Hoy came up one day while they were there and asked Berg what they were. At that time, I had been drafted into the army and was about to be sent overseas. Bodies were round and short coupled from front to back that gave them excellent balance. But I do know from experience, that whatever Mr. McRae put into his was the right blood. they were black with brown spots on their breast. He had one unusual characteristic; he walked with his legs bent, never straightening them out but always having a bend at the knees. They had by devious methods finally found their true home for Sherron dearly loved them saying he knew of these fowl in Ireland, and that they were both invincible and unobtainable in the old country. This is straight out of the Gamecock (1946). The gamefowl are medium to high stationed with an average weight of 2 to 2.4 Duryea cocks bred from the 19 time winner, his mother and sisters, defeated all the leading strains in Europe, including 2 out of 3 mains for $50,000 on the odd, 2 mains, vs. William Gulliver, England?s premier cocker, the other main ended in a draw. The white hens did not moult out completely the next season, and were very short feathered, and they would not lay any eggs; so I have them to a Waco friend of mine and told him to take them to the country and turn them loose and they might freshen up and start laying. Mr. J. D. Gays breeding won two or three Orlando tournaments, and there as not the slightest hesitancy on his part to say that not all were Sid Taylors or not all were Doms. One by fulldrop and the other by W.T. The Bradford’s were immensely wealthy so they could do as they pleased. Col. Bacon purchased a Glider and an Irish cock out of Mr. Stone’s coops at the pit and later received a shipment of six hens from Marblehead, three wheaton colored Gliders and three whippoorwill brown Irish hens. Blueface: Lacy Roundhead Stag : This site is not related to any gaming, fighting or other illicit game fowl event, organization or persons. In the mains which were constantly taking place, the most formidable opponents of his light reds were a strain bred in a nearby village which were dark brown reds in color, dark underhackles, and dark hazel eyes. It would make me feel real bad to know they were in the hands of the wrong person and were being treated badly. Eventually, of course, he became one of the greatest harness horse drivers of all times. I always found the Judge to be quite honorable in his dealings with me and I also found him to be quite an understanding gentleman. out on breeding them off the Phil Marsh line and Oakley Blues, when as we stated above for a period of five or six years the warrior contained reams and reams about the Kearny and Duryea fowl. A cock from this cross was the first named “Gull” and the first named “Ross “. At such times they did not any males in their brood pens – you or anyone else. Breeders of the “Old School” know that the Mugwumps were originated by Col. Alfred Aldrich about 90 or more years ago. And to all you history buffs, I hope that you all have enjoyed this letter. I fight my blues pure in high or medium high point, 2 1/8 to 2 1/4 inch gaffs and have been winning a solid majority with them for over 25 years fighting into tough competition. J.W. I hope you enjoy the history of the Nigger Roundheads as much as I did. They were single stroked cocks fast and strong in the mix-up not high flyers, rushing wild hitting cocks they now want to call Wingates. For five years Sammy ruled the roost. somewhere between 1902 and 1915 which is closer to the time Stryker died, Ed Pine, was a tall,gamgly young fellow and helped Stryker work his cocks and also walked them, Stryker had been a butcher and it was said his wife was an Indian, or part Indian, who knew nothing about and cared less about her husband `s chickens. mr.mahar had good success raising the first year. They won mains in straight fights for ten and twenty thousand per fight. 98% of all these families, of course, were shipped back to Oklahoma by Perry for Cooke. I then bred one of my Blue cocks over one of the half blood hens and the quarter-bloods win a good majority of their battles. Through years of selective breeding the rose comb was eliminated. From the Gamecock, July 1998 Finally reference is made to the Reid stock. The company kept them about three months and gave them to Harwood, he paying the shipping charges. The old “two-toe” cock was not a very impressive looking bird, and just who raised him is uncertain – His “get” ( sp? Bowen Roundhead as they are. I wrote a letter to the editor of Gamecock that was published concerning the only ad Leroy Deloney ever had to run in Gamecock. That is why some throwbacks of roundheads are green legged and it would be on the pullets. This yard was referred to as the “Babb” yard or family, and many came pumpkin colored. Concerning the Madigin fowl and perhaps even Madigin himself no two people seem to be in complete agreement. I have heard that some of his fowl came with white legs, and that he killed them. At any rate, Sweater and J.D. Madigin-Deans Claret Fowl. In the spring of 1916, I bought from Shelton of Miss. He was born only Long Island, NY. It is not only possible, but probably, that Murphy combined the blend of the long John and lawman whitehackles was to make his own family. You or I would not give a dime for one of them but that’s the way he felt about it. My uncle said when I made my selection he knew he had lost his best. It has been excellent blood for all who got it. Description: Black, black red, dark legs, dark and red eyes. The cock was a small peahead, or low comb Pyle cock, well set up, but low stationed. Oh! Harold Brown Grey Gamefowl. When being conditioned for the pit, these fowl do better when handled gently, and are at their best fighting in good flesh. A few months later I was sent overseas and spent the next 27 months in a 4.2 chemical mortor – battalion fighting in the European Theatre of Operations. A cocker named Reid fought some in a main and afterwards Mahoney bought a cock known as the II Old Fairy Cock II and two hens for $50.00. Accordingly, for the next six or seven years or so, all the breeding was to the Bradford hen side of the line. He had a large back yard and one day I noticed a beautiful blue-red game cock running in this yard with some dunghill hens. The yellow legged Roundheads were originated, to the best of my knowledge, by a man named Burrell Shelton who lived in Mississippi. Tehy were full brothers, well made, green legged, weighted about 4:10, and you could not have told them apart except one was a roundhead. You can watch all the game journals of today and wherever pitted he wins a greater percentage of battles than any other strain you can find. Today the Log Cabin families are largely the blood of theis one cock. The incident is mentioned to illustrate how difficult it was to obtain a pure Chet. All smooth heads and single, straight comb with black faces, comb black or sooty looking, eyes dark red or hazel brown (not black) and lead or dark legs. He did right well at it too, especially after he teamed up with Otto Kozgarten who lived nearby in New York state. Regular Grays come green legged, sometimes with yellow, silver duck wings and straight comb. They come from Mr. Murphy up in New   York. Roundheads are smart fighters with weaving abilities or the often prized evasion trait of side-stepping because of their natural agility. The contract stated Hoy was to feed all the mains Murphy fought during a season for $1,500. I think this excellent quality was their chief asset and enabled them to make one of the best, if not the best, pit records of any Southern strains. of the 6 black Irish hens Taylor put a blue cock that came from shy.. Mr. Taylor was supplying cocks to tom o`neal and wadle,he crosses the wadle Irish [ black cock with black eyes know as the blackberry eyes] into his chickens . 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