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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:51 pm 
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The height to a boundary fence required will depend greatly on age and size of fowls you want to keep in.
Once adults reach full size and maturity then they will not or can't fly at all over fences that other breeds would just hop over.
However when young and not yet full size/weight they will easily go over 2 mtrs and fly up to roost at great heights, something to be avoided until mature and bone structure has set or perch marks and bent keels can result .
The breeding lines you have will also have an impact on their ability.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:41 pm 
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Thanks 'Oaklands"; with Malay when do they reach 'full size / maturity', mark

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:55 pm 
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At 12 mths they can still be just big chickens.
At 2yo they have gained size and substance to probably not fly well.
It can be 3 almost 4yrs before they reach full size, strength and maturity.
Certainly males by 18 mths to 2 yo are to big to get off the ground far but females could still manage it.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:35 am 
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Need a 'thanks' button, any advice appreciated, mark

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:19 pm 
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at 12 months my roosters are flat out getting 1.2 off ground, but yeah, females can manage it but if they have large pens why bother?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:09 am 
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malay 8month old, 5kg and 80cm tall
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:21 pm 
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I'm sold. Am enjoying this breed's personality immensely. Thanks Derek. Since i'm suburban bound won't be big-time but have incubated my first generation and this breed will see me out, all the best, mark

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:55 am 
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GREAT, another convert. :woot:
I think they are a breed you love or hate on first impression, very few ever changing this point of view, but if you fall for them you are hooked for life.
All I needed was to see a pencil sketch in a very old book as an 8 yo and that was it, no other breed for me.
I've never regretted it and every seasons hatch is an inspiration to continue on.
I tell people the last thing to leave here before they carry me out will be a MALAY.
Some years ago I had a friend dying with cancer and he sold off all his livestock and poultry, giving me the best tri of his beloved Malays.
He was so ill he could not leave the house so instead of taking the trio I made up a big pen in a shed at rear of his house where he could sit and look out to them.He was so grateful, he felt after everything was gone he was not just waiting to die, he could still see a Malay in the backyard and "all was right with the world".
When he passed I brought the fowls home and always treasured them as I knew like me they were his greatest love.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:50 am 
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Have recently acquired a Malay Rooster and 4 Hens - one of whom is now sitting on a couple of eggs. Fingers crossed she will successfully hatch and mother the chicks. I have heard conflicting reports about their abilities as mothers ... I have posted a pic of our 5 Malays and would be interested in feedback on whether they are a good example of the breed or not. Irrespectively, I am loving their temperament and would keep them for that alone.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:42 pm 
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They look like they have Indian Game in them , wide leg stance and flater backs .
I don't breed them so I really wouldn't know that much just what I've learnt from here and in books.
But if they have nice personality and you like them that's the important part as far as I am concerned
Unless you wanted to show them .

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:18 pm 
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hen on right looks like it has indian in it
rooster is good but has high tail...
they look ok but you need closer up photos

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:19 pm 
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pagancowboy2 wrote:
Irrespectively, I am loving their temperament and would keep them for that alone.
Your birds lost Malay type, when we make a purchase of any kind your quote is all that matters...
However don't hesitate to ask any questions because they will grow and wheel you in like a fish on line soon :bg


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:21 pm 
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One pic of the group taken from a distance is really fair on them to pass a critical opinion.
We all have to start somewhere, use them to learn with, the more you know and understand the breed standard the easier for you to form your own critical opinion.
As time goes on and you learn more, meet more breeders the opportunity to improve what you have to breed from will come.
My first pair in late 60's were nothing like I have now and they had Aussie crossed into them, sold to me as pure and I knew no better then, I do now though. :bg
As Canna Kid has said enjoy them !!

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