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Sporty cocks

Kenya is a wondrous piece of art. Sheng’spear has its origins here not forgetting Mobile Banking. As the post title shouts, though, am not writing about those feats (how else should I call ’em?), maybe later. Let’s, talk about this “sport” that warrants being included to the Olympic Games… Cock fighting! (Art from Sammy)

Cocks Fighting

Cocks

Origin:
Cock fighting as a sport in Kenya, as I and many others know, has its roots in Western Kenya. (Did I have to say that?)

Participants:
Non other than the cock themselves, well-fed cock for that matter. These cocks are given names of famous people, including politicians.
I know you are reading this and that makes you a human so please don’t dare fancy the notion of participating in this sport, try hockey or cat-fight.

Sports’ Field:
Anywhere relatively flat, inclusive of the dinner table, where your teeth mercilessly chew the poor bird to the bone.;-)

Training:
Training is done by the owner of the cock. It includes: Plenty healthy foods and …

Threats:
Let’s see… Ceremonies. In these ceremonies, without chicken breast, thighs… then one haven’t had a celebration, though some just prefer red meat.

Enjoyed By:
Everybody. From that jovial elderly lass to this energetic young lad. Anyway, its worth to enjoy watching it notwithstanding the fact that the losing “team” will be savoured with relish at dinner time. And also, what else is there to watch in Kenya, soccer? A sport that is seeing its way to the urn (read dying) unless a miracle or that Loliondo concoction savages it?

Related Sport:
Bullfight. What did you expect…? Golf?

 FYI – That bullfight am talking about ain’t that South American bullfight where a nearly emaciated lad swings a red flag, the bull charges, runs toward him and… Then the predictable happens; the crowd goes, “Eek! It (the bull) missed!” showing how sadistic they are. Uh-uh not that, sorry.

In Kenyan bullfights, the bulls themselves fight, lock horns literally, as wonder-faced spectators watch in delight. But if you’re a Minotaur you can chip in too.

The bulls are well-fed too, given famous peoples names and… yep! You guessed right, some loser bulls are given a free, non-return ticket, trip to abattoir.

Lockhorns

Bulls Locking Horns

That’s it or almost. The cock and bull story (no pun intended) through my pinhole view so if probably you wanna add something ‘bout this sport(s), feel free to do so at the comments. Merci

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Categories: Kenya, Kenyan
  1. June 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    hehe!!! never watched either of these fights.

    • July 2, 2011 at 7:22 am

      Me neither… I just saw the cockfight pic and the idea came. 🙂

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