This procedure produces a unique type of poultry meat which is favoured by a specialized market.
The meat of normal uncastrated roosters has a tendency to become coarse, stringy and tough as the birds age. As caponized roosters grow more slowly than intact males, they accumulate more body fat.
The comb and wattle are removed from a young gamecock because, if left intact, they would be a disadvantage during a match. Sometimes the cocks are given drugs to increase their stamina or thicken their blood, which increases their chances of winning.
Cockfighting or more accurately secular cockfighting is considered a traditional sporting event by some, and an example of animal cruelty by others and is therefore outlawed in most countries.
The morphodynamics of open-ocean barrier systems (barrier islands, barrier spits, and mainland or headland beaches), synthesizing classic studies, current scientific knowledge, and future research directions regarding a number of barrier systems globally are reviewed.