Acquired: Bred animal myself,
Worked with animal (didn’t own)
Posted Jun 05, 2014
My father raised some fighting chickens when I was growing up. They were illegal then, and are illegal now, but many people of Latino, Irish, and Scottish decent still keep up the tradition. I disagree with any animal being hurt for entertainment but it is what it is. Chief among the fighting chickens my father raised were two breeds of Cubalaya, a breed of Cuban and Filipino decent if I remember correctly. He raised a gold/white/black breed and a red/black/orange breed. The breed is vicious but the hens do lay more reliably than most fighting breeds. The males must be separated and I would recommend keeping small children away from them. They’re some of the smallest of the fighting breeds, near bantam sizes, but can still seriously hurt someone who doesn't treat them with cautious respect.