New Opportunities for Gamefowl

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by varidgerunner, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Side by side would not work.

    I think they could be taught to follow a laser pointer. I see no problem with bird being trained to basically run along side cocker through obstacle course.
     
  2. JShubin

    JShubin Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah... that would definitely take a lot of training... but it would definitely promote intelligent birds. I think you have a good background training birds and if say following a laser pointer will work, I will trust you. lol That would actually be pretty cool to see that
     
  3. fowlsessed

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    Sounding good. I wanted to say that I seen a video of this dummy bird a man was making and selling, and the real birds were really getting into it. It would be an excellent training tool and as part of the competition, showcasing some real skills like accuracy and the such. Wish I could find it.
     
  4. centrarchid

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    It would not always have to look like another male. I think mine would put it to a dummy hawk as well.
     
  5. fowlsessed

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    The AGs are usually more "hot headed" and aggressive than many OGs. That's something I really do like about them. Then again, the OGs might just be too smart to engage themselves in whacking at a pinata. LOL No, the bird in the video was a Thai, I believe. Well, still not an Asil!

    I was thinking two classes might be helpful. Malayoid and Bankiva. And you could have flyweight, lightweight, midweight, and heavyweight classes. I think it would be nice to keep it open, as well, though. So that handlers could choose who they wanted to go up against. A flyweight Asil, or Tuzo, or something like that might be able to keep up with an AG through flying, speed, and the such. For other, much larger OGs, there could be exemptions such as flying, that's not what they're made for at all, but they sure beat the AG in strength, obviously, and other areas.

    I was thinking, could someone condense and list exactly what we would want to be demonstrating? I know:

    Intelligence-both in the form of mazes, quizzes and such things. But it would be nice for them to show their real tactical, defensive and offensive, intelligence. Will be a challenge.

    Athleticism-this is where almost everything is centered. Of course varying with the breed involved, we have strength, agility, flying, endurance, power, accuracy, speed, gameness is out of the question, but certainly showcasing their indomitable spirits, intolerance, aggression, and courage.

    What else?

    On youtube there's a ElectronicRoosterBox that has a principle that would be helpful somehow - the electronic glove. We could also get a sensor to place inside a dummy or target that measures the power. Or the KISS way, dents, punctures, and detachments, lol.
     
  6. fowlsessed

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    Some people swim their birds to exercise, too.
     
  7. JShubin

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    Whoa that would be interesting to see...

    I have never seen a chicken swin, althgou I have had a few chicks drown in my parents pool. :(
     
  8. JShubin

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    I dont know about seperate OG and AG classes... that discrimination Lol... I do like the weight class idea though.. obviously the heavy classes would be stronger but not as lofty.

    I always thought about building a little rooster puppet. That is a great training tool, but it could also be use in competition. What if you tied a little marker to the roosters spur and see where and how many hits he gets ont he dummy. Power sensor would be a great too... like the punching bag things they put up in bars for drunk guys to hit. 999


    Unfortunately I wasnt able to build the tug-o-war thing this weekend... but I did layout everything and gathered all the materials I needed. I will be working on it this week. hopefully lol
     
  9. centrarchid

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    They swim low on water because feathers rapidly saturate. When I was a kid three brown-red stags we had no pens for got into throw down mode because it was time. I experimented around trying to break them of it by pitching them into pond. The stags quickly swam out and resumed fighting despite being waterlogged even after repeating several times. What did suppress fighting was hypothermia which is even more effective on younger birds. Doing such is hard on birds and will not be repeated for other reasons related to impacts on feathers that lasted beyond time required for them to dry out. Oils were removed from feathers and took several days before insulatory and flight functions were restored. Additionally, over the years we had stags that got into it in muddy hog lot. Mud / silt / clay particles somehow delayed normal feather function even longer by making so vanes would become frayed and somehow caused feathers to become more brittle. It was from those little experiments I learned that feathers are related to mobility even when not involving actual flight. The wings and tail help the birds swim through the air by making so grounded bird can press against the fluid like a fan. I remember my grandfather watching whole thing from distance and then explaining to me in detail just how important those feathers are to mobility and speed. With birds where wings are not all that important such concerns may be different. The aseel types do not seem to swim through air rather they run and bite their way through it.
     
  10. fowlsessed

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    There could also be utilized the swinging perch. And a chase, like chasing cockroaches! I like as much one on one, like the tug-o-war, but that's hard.
     

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