Tell you what is the real sabong decisive moment
At this point the actual battle begins sabong.
The roosters are placed within 12 feet of each other allowed to naturally decide when the bout will begin.
At this point the Owners must back away or risk being forfeited for interference.
Once the cocks are set loose only the Sentensyador (referee) is allowed to reset the birds into a fighting position
or inspect the birds to make a final decision. He is also the only one allowed within six feet of the actual combat.
Most matches last between 2 to 5 minutes at the longest.
I have seen several matches in which the two birds ran straight for each other,
had a 2 second mid-air conflict and instantly one bird fell to the ground fatally losing the match.
It can happen that quickly so everyone is in a heightened state of attention once the birds are set loose for each fight.
To one side of the arena is the area for the birds known as the ‘Meron’.
The Meron cock is the champion, or ‘favored’ bird in the betting stats.
The fact that he even survived from his last bout to appear is something taken into consideration.
But for many Meron birds it is their first fight, however these are the owners with large money behind them
who have a reputation for raising game-winning birds.
Sabong is such a fun game, how should I play it?
The cocks are given the best food, vitamins and well cared for in order to give them
every possible edge in winning its upcoming bout. Often a blue-colored tape is placed on the left-leg
of the Meron bird to make it easier to distinguish it during the flurry of battle.
To the other side of the arena is the area for the ‘Wala’.
The Wala bird is the newcomer, amateur owner’s bird and is the ‘underdog’.
Odds are higher for the Wala, if it wins, since it is going up against a favored bird in its weight class.
But odds are also higher it will lose.. although in cock-fighting just about anything can happen.
Anything is possible in sabong game!!
A lucky strike.. a wing bone to the ribs, a positional advantage..
it is every amateur’s hope that their Wala bird will exit as the victor and make him some money.
An orange or red tape is often placed on the left leg of the Wala bird so that
it is distinguished from the Meron during the bout. When both birds are the same color and breed this is very helpful.
Sometimes each bird is a completely different color, which helps.
Betting Terminology: Parehas (Even odds), Lo dies (100 wins 125, 200 wins 250, 400 wins 500),
Walo-anim (300 wins 400, 600 wins 800), Onse (400 wins 550, 800 wins 1100), Tres (1000 wins 1500),
Sampu-anim (600 wins 1000) and Doblado (1000 wins 2000)