Advocates of the "age old sport" Two owners place their gamecock in the cockpit.
The cocks fight until ultimately one of them dies or is critically injured.
There it is mostly fought naked heel and either three rounds of twenty minutes with a gap of again twenty minutes or four rounds of fifteen minutes each and a gap of fifteen minutes between them. It is a seasonal sport, held only during the coolest months of the year (November to April).
Cocks are not ready to fight and their plumage moults during the warmest months (May to October).
Comb and wattles should be previously trimmed but feathers should not be necessarily groomed as well, although tradition imposes an extensive feather trimming.
The feathers of the chest, hackle and thighs are generally shorn completely off.
Cocks are given the best of care until near the age of two years.