RULES AND REGULATIONS OF COCKFIGHTS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Cockfights are officially recognized in the Dominican Republic by the Secretary of State for Sports (SEDEFIR) and regulated by the National Committee of LIdias de Gallos.

DURATION OF THE FIGHTS

– The maximum duration of the fight will be fifteen (15) minutes.

THE EXTRA TIME

– Fights can only be extended when the regulation time has arrived (20 or 15 minutes) or one or both cocks have to be tested for cowardice.

-When one of the roosters is losing, standing up or lying down receiving punishment and has to extend the time to finish the count of the minute regulation.

THE FIRST MINUTE OF THE FIGHT

-The first minute of the fight is a time of observation, after this, the judge will officialize the fight, if everything is normal.

TIME TO MAKE BETS

– Once the proficiency test has been carried out, the court judge will grant the public two minutes to make their bets, after this time, they must release the roosters.

OF THE SPURS

-To build a rooster, the following precautions must be taken:

-The material of the spurs must be plastic, other kind of material are prohibited.

-The plastic spurs will be disposable, that is to say that the judge will cut them after the end of the fight, just as it will proceed if the fight is annulled for any reason.

-The spurs will have a maximum length of 1.9 millimeters.

-It is not allowed to be armed with more than two (2) spurs (one on each leg)

-The prosthesis or appliances to be used in roosters should not weigh more than 2.5 grams.

– The excessive use of cerote, thread or tape or other material that can be constituted in mittens is strictly forbidden.

-The spurs must have no metal (or other foreign material or substance).

-The tape to be used to fix the false spurs, must cover a continuous area no greater than one (1) inch around the spurs of the spurs upwards, the mouths of the spurs, cerote, thread that are used to fix the spurs must be completely covered by the tape (tape).

NULL FIGHTS

-The judge shall declare null for all its effects any fight in the following circumstances:

-When one or both roosters are split or the two spurs are detached before the first minute and both are stopped.

-When a cock has been knocked down or fallen before the first minute of the fight and remain in these situations for one minute and the two spurs have been broken or detached.

-When a cock falls definitively during the first minute of the fight, only the spurs will be checked to this one, since if they split to him to its opposite, that has demolished it, the fight will be valid for all its effects, last remain standing, inside the ring.

-When a cock says he fled before the first minute of the fight, he is still badly injured or lying down and his screams and attitude show cowardice.

-Any fight that in the judgment of the judge has been fixed, may be annulled no matter how long it takes to perform, a decision that can be taken even after the conclusion of the fight. If the roosters separate before the first minute of the fight and do not resume the fight, before the statutory minute of being separated, the fight is nil without a test.

– If a cock flies before being official the fight and when bringing the judge and put him to fight again is going to run for a minute, the fight is null.

– If a cock is going to run before being official the fight and lasts a minute without resuming the combat the fight is null.

– If one of the cocks or both cocks are armed with spurs that are not of a material approved by the National Committee of Lidias de Gallos, or the spurs have foreign material (mitts, substances, metals) the fight is null.

A rooster loses

-The judge declares a rooster lost in the following circumstances:

-When he is down, lying or resting on his two knees for a minute and his opponent is punishing him or standing idle and respond to the test of cowardice.

-When singing like a chicken or closed as a sign of cowardice for a minute and be chased by your opponent.

-When jumping on or off the fence for three consecutive times, without fighting the two times the judge faces him to his opponent in the center of the ring, provided his opponent is in fighting ability.

-When jumping on or off the fence for three (3) consecutive times and his opponent, who has not pursued him, respond to the test of cowardice.

-When the two cocks are separated for 1 minute, the judge will give the test of cowardice, which does not of this test loses.

FIGHT TABLE

-The judge will declare tied or “table” all fights in the following circumstances:

-When a rooster remains lying down, lying down or rested on his knees for a minute and his opponent standing, do not respond to the test of cowardice.

-When both roosters remain lying down, lying down or kneeling for a minute, no matter what physical conditions they may be in.

– When both are separated by a minute and neither (2) responds to the test of cowardice, giving signs of being fled, or both respond to the test of cowardice.

-When a rooster is dropped, cast or rested on his knees and his opponent flies the fence three consecutive times, without breaking automatically will be table without test if the fight is official.

-When both roosters reach the time limit for fighting are not fighting and both respond to the test of cowardice or do not respond to the test of the same, giving a sign of being both.

WHEN A ROOSTER BREAKS

Definition:

-In slang, when by an action of the below statements, any of the copies, in the course of the fight leaves the loser state without effect or when they are separated or inactive return to combat, change counting is to break.

-A rooster breaks under the following conditions:

A) If he is losing standing and his opponent goes running and turns him back; then start to run the time for the test, for both copies.

B) If he is losing standing and his opponent stops punishing him; then start to run the test time for both.

C) If you are losing standing and it bites and paws against your opponent, if it is thrown, it should take off the body of the carpet, by beating its legs against its opponent.

D) When losing or separating one or both, throw their legs in the air, against their opponent or against the fence as a sign of aggression or combat readiness, “if the fight is official.”

E) When a rooster is lost lying down and rising, without his opponent punishing him.

F) When both roosters are separated and return to combat.

-No rooster breaks, when he is lost and jumps in an agonizing attitude, but does not do it in aggression.

-It also does not break if you are losing and facing your opponent off the fence.

DECISIONS IN EXTRA TIME

A) If a rooster loses lying in overtime and his opponent flies the fence, lands on it, or falls on the carpet, the fight is table without test.

If the roosters arrive at the end of the regular time of the fight, one lying down losing and the other separated, inactive, if the one lying down stops before the statutory minute to lose, comes the test for two (2) because was stopped, came to the end of the statutory time, inactive, without punishing his opponent, which means that he was still inside the fight time, when he stopped punishing, in this case, the cock that did not test the cowardice loses, but if both give or do not give, the fight is table.

If the cocks arrive at the end of the regular time of the fight, one loses lying down and the other stops punishing, if he stops the one lying down or before the minute to ask (and it is extra time) and his opponent stops punishing him there will only be a test for the one that was losing, if it gives the test of cowardice the fight is table if it does not lose it.

The one who was winning or punishing on the regulation time does not have to prove it, since at the time was punishing and winning.

If a rooster is losing lying down, after regular time or extra time and his opponent falls tangled in his legs, carpet, plaster or fence, the fight is table without test, without waiting for the minute regulation, Nor is it necessary to disengage it, because its opponent is lying down; Otherwise if the rooster is asking stopped and his opponent falls entangled in the conditions in this case, the fence judge will unravel it and will continue the count, as it was.

B) If a rooster loses lying or standing, after the regular time (Extra Time) and breaks by pulling his legs and tumbles his opponent, he only has to start.

C) If a cock is losing after the regular time lying down, kneeling or standing and its opponent who is punishing it flies the fence or lies on it, the fight is table without test, understanding that the float that a chasing cock, or When throwing the legs to their opposite they are not taken as such.

OTHER DECISIONS

– The Cowardice Test

A) Cows that spend one minute inactive, separated, stopped, or those that are inactive, separated, standing within the limit of the statutory time, shall be tested for cowardice.

B) From this regulation, the judge will adopt a single form to give the test to the roosters and should be given to him with the “Verdugo” loose.

C) If the first test is being tested of samples of value, or is positive, do not re-test, if on the contrary the cock to be tested does not respond positively, must do three (3) times as maximum the cock that is used as an “executioner” tester must make contact with the cock that is being tested.

E) That if the tester “executioner” when making contact with the cock that is tested, this one leaves the ring, this flying is not taken care of.

F) When a fence judge of the test to a rooster cast to give the decision will be orientated of the attitude of the rooster, that is to say if it shouts like chicken or stops and leaves running closed, or if on the contrary, it shows signs of value .

 

2. Stolen for the Run

A) If a rooster has been spoiled for flight and is standing at the moment of testing for cowardice, he must pull a beak or leg, or be fully armed in fighting ability at the time of the test.

B) If the cock is thrown should pull beak or stand and pull the legs.

 

After the judge says the test comes, the fight concludes.

 

3. Outside the fence

A) If a cock flies off the fence and its opponent follows, any of the two that mate or hera, before the judge of Fence arrives, is valid.

B) No spectator will be allowed to push or hold the cock that jumps off the fence. The fence judge is obliged to pick it up personally and put him to fight again in the center of the fence, taking special care to avoid being subjected to any maneuver to hinder or enhance his physical condition.

It will not be counted as flown the ones that the roosters give during the fight chasing their opponent or in an aggressive attitude, nor the flying ones that a cock of when I know this one undergoing the test of cowardice. No rooster breaks off the fence even if he faces his opponent.

E) Under no circumstances when a cock is dropped, lying down or resting on its knees, lying down or resting on its knees will be touched or lifted by the fence judge, if its opponent will fly over the fence. The flying rooster will be placed in front of the cast, at a distance of 12 inches (1 foot).

 

4. Hanging Rooster

When a cock is hooked on the fence and hangs with one or both legs in the air, the judge will proceed to take it down and put it according to the position of the opponent, if the opponent is stopped, The judge’s arms in the middle of the fence, if the opponent is cast 12 inches (1 foot) from the fence.

 

5.  Tangled Rooster-Positions of Disadvantages

It is understood by position of disadvantage, when lying in relation to its opposite that it is stopped.

A) The judge if a rooster gets entangled in the carpet or on the fence, if the opposite kills or interferes a big blow before the judge of Fence can get to unravel it, everything is for the fight.

If a cock is entangled or with legs crossed and his opponent is lying down or kneeling, they are left as they are if the cast or kneeling stops, the judge proceed to disentangle or uncross the opposite and put them to fight in the center Of the fence, if he stops the one who is entangled, is left lying or kneeling to the contrary.

When a cock is entangled in one or its two spurs, on the carpet, on the fence, on the plasterboard or on any foreign material and falls lying down in a disadvantageous position in front of its opposite that is standing, the Judge of Fence is in the Obligation to suspend the fight, unravel or uncross the legs and put him to fight again in the center of the fence.

B) If a rooster is entangled or with legs crossed and his opponent is lying down or kneeling, are left as and how they are, if the cast or kneeling stops, the Judge of Valla will proceed to disentangle or uncross the opposite and put them to fight In the center of the fence, if you stop the one who is entangled, is left lying or kneeling to the contrary.

Cockfights are officially recognized in the Dominican Republic by the Secretary of State for Sports (SEDEFIR) and regulated by the National Committee of LIdias de Gallos.