He whipped Kearney, the Eslins, Mahoney and many of a less note in many mains in the Pennsylvania coal mining district. Johnnie was respected world-wide for his expertise in breeding some of the strongest, unsurpassed gamefowl in the industry. I guess they lost some of their juice through the years. Law started these Yankee Clippers by crossing his Clarets with Dan O'Connell's Albany fowl. Further more this came indirectly from Harry and his dad. The Kearney Whitehackle is always bred as pure stock and are often crossed with the Sweaters and Roundheads for a modern pit fighter that can go head to head with any rooster.
In business, he would never sell anything that he considered to be less than the best. Their Gameness was always, under all conditions , almost unbelievable. Duryea was the master of the cocking world during his lieftime and for 32 years he lost only 1 main and that to John Hoy, when Kearney wanted to pay forfeit due to a batch of sick cocks. Hatch incorporated 4 the green leg Thompson Jim Thompson fowl. It has also created many of the winners in the world's gamefowl circuit.
It will be continued according to Johnnie's wishes that his offspring take on the business and keep his bloodline going. They have made it their goal to combine their knowledge and ambition to continue the legacy that was left to them. A pure Sweater Possum show cock from Nauvoo, Alabama A pure Jimmy East Kelso for breeding A pure Frank Myers Brown Red stag for breeding at LongScore Game Farm A pure Jimmy East Grey brood cock now in the yard of LongScore Game Farm A pure imported Golden Hackle Hatch from Ed Cavazos of San Antonio, Texas A locally bred Jimmy East Mc Clean Hatch a pure Sweater Possum acquired from Chris Nesmith breeding farm, Nauvoo, Alabama A pure E. According to this letter of Kearney's there are no Kearney Whitehackles in existence that does not come from this pair of fowl he sent to the Earl of Clonmell. About the beginning of the century John Hoy of Albany obtained possession of the fowl of Billy Lawman relative of the Lawman in England.
Eslin won this main, and as did all his mains. The Morgan whitehackles became more famous than the Gilkerson fowl had ever been. Murphy Gamefowl as Whitehackle Mr. Murphy was part owner of Schley and company, a large brokerage firm. While 90% are yellow red in color, the remaining 10% are spangled, mustard colored hackles.
Red cock won 11 time, 5 of his wins in mains Vs the Eslins, and was the same cock that founded the Black and Tans that won 32 consecutive mains. They contain the blood of the great unbeaten Herman Duryea Whitehackles, with which he won over 100 mains, lost 1, in 32 years of cocking. They are strong and power hitting fighting fowl with very deep game. Before his death, Gilkerson gave many of his fowl to Col. Michael Kearney wrote the Earl of Clonmell that he had lost by death, the last hen of his old strain; that he had never parted with a female of that family, except the hen he gave him, with a cock, in 1902--otherwise, the strain would be lost.
Kelso asked for and received this cock. He lost his fair share, but he won a majority of the mains he competed in, winning forty-nine stag mains according to a cocker who followed his gamefowl career. Celso Evangelista with Albany Kelso cross cock from Kingsport, Tennessee acquired in November 2007 Double Right Jumper kelso -Yellow Legged hatch Dinkfair Sweater imported from Kentucky Gilmore Mcrae from Johnny Jumper, Ripley, Mississippi Gilmore Mcrae from Johnny Jumper Gilmore Mcrae from Johnny Jumper 2 Imported Frost Grey Roundhead from Texas Imported Murphy White Kelso from Louisiana Imported pure Dwain White Grey from Texas imported Sweater Roundhead from Virginia Imported Vertical imported Vertical from Carol Nesmith, Navoou, Alabama locally bred Sweater Roundheand stag of Longscore gamefarm Sweater Gilmore Sweater Gilmore imported from Carol Nesmith, Navoou, Alabama Tom Hargus Toppy Grey Tom Hargus Toppy Grey imported from Oklahoma Two way English Dome imported from Pleasanton, Texas Winner in the recent worldslasher derby in Araneta, January 2014. Eslin never lost a main in his lifetime with this strain and bitterly assailed the advertiser of his stain as hucksters and frauds, as he had never parted with a pure female of the strain. The first was with Walter Kelso, Mr. Many of the Horsemen at that time were crazy about cockfighting.
In conclusion In conclusion let me say that there are no pure Kearney, or Duryea cocks, alive, that did not come from the stock that both Kearney and Duryea sent the Earl of Clonmell in 1901 and 1902 and brought back to America by Mr. Davis had a daughter who married a young cocker named jarvis Ellis, but he spelled his name Elise, a way of spelling it in the event he was arrested for cock-fighting in England. No one ever knew how he started his bloodlines and he just purchased whatever fowl he wished to start breeding cocks. These fighters are built with broad shoulders, fairly compact and with heavy plumage, each rooster having an average weight of 2 to 2. Bellyse of Audelem,Cheshire England obtained the Chinese Reylance Cheshire Pyles and with Joseph Gilliver feeding won over 50 mains against the 12th Earl of Derby of from 31 to 61 cocks in each main.
Jimmy East Round Head Trio Col. Duryea very much disliked a brown red chicken and forebode Mike to have any of then on the place. According to Oconnor, the grandmother of the Clarets was a hailstone spangled Duryea hen. Described by veteran gamefowl aficionados as a ring general, the Whitehackle fights best using the long knife slasher type. After watching another rooster win, Kelso would buy the winning fighter to breed with his.