Cock-fights bring cheer among enthusiasts

Cock-fights bring cheer among enthusiasts

Korikatta or cock fights are a common sight in coastal city. However, it came alive in a taluk in Malnad, at a two -day ‘Tulu Vaibhava 2014,’ organised by the Tulu Koota in Mudigere on Sunday. 

The cock-fights were organised at Hoysala stadium and was inaugurated by former MLA M P Kumaraswamy. 

Cock-fight engages fully grown roosters in a single battle and is watched by their owners and enthusiasts as they hurt and kill each other.Each of the roosters is weighed before entering the fight.

 Only those roosters that have  the same body weight are allowed to enter the fight. The owners tie sharp knives to their claws. The roosters engage in piercing each other. The owners of these roosters spend days together to prepare them for the fight and every owner sharpens the knife himself, for the sharper the knife, the better are the chances of his  rooster being the last one standing. Around 100 roosters had arrived for the competition.

The roosters won Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and 1,500 respectively as a prize.
 A large number of enthusiasts had  come to the stadium to get a glimpse of the traditional game of Coastal Karnataka. The strongest of the lot first attacks the weakest of them. The owner of the strongest bird that is left standing is declared the winner. 

Tahslidar Shivarangappa, former MLA M P Kumaraswamy, ZP member M S Ananth among others were present. 

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