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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:00 pm 
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At what age and how can you sex Malay game? Mine are about 8 weeks old.
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Hey Kym,

Would you have some pictures of them that we can look at please?



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:48 pm 
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No worries Michelle.

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There is a couple of ring ins in this pic :lol: Can you pick them??


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Any suggestions on what the colors are would be appreciated as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Malay???
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You have done a great job of raising those chicks, their legs are pure yellow, well done. The blue looks nice and is a male i think, I find them auto sexing, actual blk/red= male you never get a blk/red female they are partridge colour and same with the piles the females have a lacing and the males have red patches on wings and head/neck, sometimes wierd things happen with malay colour, don't chop any heads just yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Malay???
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Id be interested to know what colour that "splash looking" one in called. I think you have two males (one being the splash? fellow). Im waiting for William now :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Malay???
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Ha ha he was typing when I was!! So he's a blue! Nice. Wouldnt mind some eggs from him then! I have 2 piles and a red/black....nice yellow legs and pearl coloured eyes...absolutley beautiful birds.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Malay???
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Hey William have you got a pic of a black/red? I was told my female was a black/red?! Im new to Malays so your the expert!! :)


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Thanks guys, I too am very new to Malay. Love them though.
These ones arrived in the middle of the night by greyhound from a hatchery so I have no idea of parents. There are 11 of them. 2 were eaten by a very friendly carpet snake a couple of weeks ago. :upset:
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Im no expert i just love the breed! I have not seen to many blues exept for some pics that ruff had a few weeks ago. The blk/red is what the colour is called but only the males are black and red the female are still called blk/red but are actually partridge in colour. Have a look in the gallery you will see what i mean, as far as i'm aware most game fowl follow the same colour patterns. The blue is another story all together, splash also, i don't know where these colours came from but i never get splash, I'm just trying to get type right first as colour doesn't mean a thing in malays. Out of interest where did the chicks come from, you can PM me if you want.

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Me too please I wouldnt mind a splash or two hehe :wink: My girl looks more like a barneldver type in colouring if that makes any sense William.


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Yeah I know what you mean, Honestly people can get carried away with colour I wouldn't worry about it to much, from the 23 malays at the nationals last yr only about half had good type. Get the type right first then mess around with colour.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Malay???
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Ahhh good Ive been reading the right things then. Mine have the right type. Got the curves going, nice yellow legs, pearl eyes and nice boof (as I like to call it) heads! :)

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Can you say where you found them, I was unaware that any hatcherys had them.

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William and Michelle, they came from Darling Downs Hatchery, I believe that it is near Ipswich. They rang me before christmas and said they were cleaning out their hatchery for christmas. I got a bakers dozen for $4 each. I can find the invoice for you if you like and get the phone number for you.
They are certainly interesting colours. I will try to get some other photos. there are a couple that are dark caramel with the lavender colour. (i call it lavender only because I have a lavender araucana in with them and it is the same.)
Not so sure on type, most of them have "stickey up tails", does this change as they grow older?

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Unfortunatley the tails get worse as they get older, mine normally spread aswell which is a real bugger to get rid of. I have had heaps of young birds with the 3 curves only to find as they get older the tail heads north, its ok on the hens to have a slightly raised tail but not males.
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This guy is a classic example, hes not a ba bird but his tail is no good to put over my hens as this will be exagerated, he will tase ok though.

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