Photographer's Note

Cock fighting is one of the oldest gambling art in the Philippines and maybe country-wise most widespread as a sport, if its considered a sport. Thousands of sport arenas, also called cockpits, have been built and if I am not wrong, there is one in every town.

One can have a buying price between $60.00 to > $100.00, bred and trained intensely for stamina. A big time gambler can own up to 50 such fighting cocks. Farmers, workers and the common people work hard during the weekdays and every Saturday is the big day like a first league football game or a bullfight in Madrid, like all other gambling games, its hard to get out once you are in... maybe one wins a lot and will want more or loses a lot and will win it back...while almost always it ends fatal for the other cock.

This one is a Texas cock fighter who just had his bath and being dried under the Sun with a circular pillar background.

Fante, Vasa oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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Additional Photos by Alex Magallona (maglex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 475 W: 86 N: 264] (1980)
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