Presents a history of Cockfighting, once a national sport. Therefore of great interest as part of our social history
The birds are still kept in large numbers, but cockfighting is illegal and the only competition the birds face is in the show pen.
The standards laid down in those far off days still form the basis for the ideals used by judges when awarding prizes,
The breed is useful, laying a good number of eggs, and the birds fatten quite well as provide a table bird fit for the gourmet
George Ryley Scott had a great knowledge of many breeds of poultry