Season of breeding fighting cocks

In the Philippines the breeding season of fighting cocks start from the month of October up to February of next year. The reason why October to February is ideal for breeding because the temperature between these months is not so hot and there is not much rain in this season. Stag derby is popular in the Philippines like the bakbakan ang digmaan and when breeders start breeding in the month of October the breeding that they can produced will be banded and then later qualified to join in stag derby.

Most of the fighting cocks or gamefowl breeder joins the stag derby that is why they start their breeding in the month of October and some of the breeder breed for stag derby purpose. The eggs produced during breeding season (October to March) have a higher percentage of hatchability compared to eggs produce in summer season. Another point why it is ideal to start breeding in the month of October is that during when rainy season comes (Starting the last week of May to August) the breeding you produced is already a stag during rainy season and it can resist to heavy rains.

It is not Ideal to breed during rainy season and summer season because it will cause high mortality rate to your chicks. Breeding during rainy days will cause to loose in the part of breeder in terms of money, time and effort.

Before you start on breeding you need to select the best breeding material, you need to do the following, deworm, delouse, trim and give vitamins like B-Complex and proper feeding by proving your broodcocks or brood stag and broodhen or brood pullets a better breeder pellet. Providing a better brood pen with enough space, sunlight and grass can help to have healthy environment to your birds.