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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:00 pm 
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This bird is the opposite of being a bantam, he is the tall strain variety.. In my above photo of my blue/red, he is a full-blood British strain we often exhibit these days.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:15 pm 
chickenpox a really good malay never looks perfect for long. they get bald legs as well as the usual patches.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:26 pm 
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MALAY SPURS :
Should be arched facing downwards, positioned towards the ground clear off their back toe.
They should be thick all way down with a short point, similar shape as a domesticated cows horn.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Would Australian Game handle the climatic extremes of Canberra weather better than Malay Game?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Malay handle fairly well in cold,

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:53 pm 
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thanks manzo99. would that be your year of birth there manzo?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:03 pm 
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where in the cold? :shut!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Canberra cold ( and wet in winter nowadays, climate change has changed the usual all year rainfall pattern)
Can't recall every driving through "somewhere", how's the climate your way?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:13 pm 
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nowhere near as cold as you but the malay seem to thrive at around 0-6 c*, at my joint in winter\but to answer your question, I THINK there will be no diffference

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Good as we get plenty of 0-6 deg C; now to get some birds ......

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Although bred from tropically sourced birds the Malay was apparently further developed in Cornwall, England as an exhibition bird through the 1800's. I've always assumed that they were mostly raised outdoors at that time and were always known to be a vigorous and long lived breed. Although Cornwall is in Southern England I reckon its winters probably get as cold as Canberra occasionally. My place has been known to have a few winter frosts (just NW of Sydney). My birds generally aren't very active on cold mornings or windy conditions and I usually up their vitamins during winter to help them cope. They mustn't be too stressed though as they start breeding naturally from about winter solstice onward.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:39 pm 
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thanks 'wildman'

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:54 pm 
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MJC,
we are at Nowra and our flock of malay are out and about in the bitterly cold westerly winds. the wind creates very severe chill factors that can change temps dramatically. they handle it well and as we have noticed the colder it is the quicker the corn in the feed mix is consumed.
as reference to your other post re who has the best type of malay, it will be your interpretation of the standard that will help you decide who has the best type.
I always like to look at what other birds are in the flocks with the malay. too many types that are present to help improve the malay don't give you a good type. start with malay and stay with malay. infusion of thai , shamo , indian game and aussie game don't give you malay.
its like the question I have asked before, what two birds do you breed together to get a malay?
malay have been used to add size, shape, vigour and color(leg and eye) to a lot of modern breeds, but no breeds can be selected to make a malay.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Hi
I am in Tasmania and the winters get really cold, wet and windy - i have had Malay game with me now for 2 years and they do not seem to be overly affected in the winter - they dont however seem to like the rain and getting wet for too long so i make sure there is plenty of cover so they can get out of the rain !
they are a great breed and make a very good pet ! they are facinating to watch - i can sit for hours and watch them
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