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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:05 pm 
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Hi all,
Malay's need to be more noticed especially in the shows, so how about openeing the communication.
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I dont know heaps about them apart from getting my very first pair today. I have admired them for quiet a while and look foward to working with the breed.

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Hi Tim,
Where were you today at the Euroa auction?
A great day, with excellent birds available.
The Malay was strong with Andy Vardy letting go of some excellent birds.
Thankyou Andy!!!
We should have a good breeding season ahead of us here at "Mapleridge"
in 2008. No Excuses!!!!
Cheers Richard.


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in 2009 the PSBEV (formally VPFA) is featuring Malays at their affiliated shows, so hopefully we will see more come out of the woodwork :)

There are also some great HF club shows around, eg game club of vic, tall and all game club etc.

My biggest problem with showing is that the roosters get cramped in the pens, and cant stretch up. I think if shows could make the pens taller for the rooster classes, it would really set them off well.

There was talk a few years ago of starting a Malay game club, but I don't think it eventuated. Its great to see interest in the breed.

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Hi Richard

Yep - i was there.

I got there a bit later, around pen 200.

Picked up some nice new breeders in a few different breeds.

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Sorry Tim,
I didn't see you there, as I was "blinkered" looking at Malay's!!!
I came to see you not so long ago regarding Muscovies from Gembrook.
"Blacks".
Let us know when you are home next, so I can see your Malays and have a chat.
Cheers Tim,
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 Post subject: Showing Malay's
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As only a new guy on the block as far as Malay's are concerned, I have some questions.
:D Do Malay's get a proper 'go' at all Breeds Shows and at Game Fowl Shows? ( going beyond winning their respective section )
:D Do the current judges know the respective standard for the Malay?
:D Where is the Internet copy of the standard for Malay's here in Australia?
:D Is there enough Malay breeders /exhibitors in Aust, to open a club?
:D If there isn't enough breeders / exhibitors, then what about an offshoot from a Game Club, under it's affiliation?

From conversations had recently, it appears that there are some very nice birds getting around the traps that are not being shown and that the Malay is not considered a serious contender for Best in Show awards.

A minority breed that needs recognition!!!

The Royals are a typical example of how Malays are treated. Just check out the cage sizes for such a large bird. They are too small for the bird to be properly exhibited.

So, what does one do? Well you open discussion and find out what people want.
It's not hard, if your dedicated!!!

Please give us all your opinions.

Thankyou,
Richard Kesper


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Hi all

I keep Malays but don't show them. currently have about 25 birds. I try very hard to breed the best birds I can as close to the bred standard as possible. I guess I'm to chicken to show them :roll: So I cant comment on the showing side of things.
I will be following this post with great interest.

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There were some Malay large shown on the weekend at Moss Vale AG show, did quite well in an AOV game class, and took home a few cards...
They sparked a lot of interest from the general public, I had birds penned in the same block of cages, and heard many people asking what they were.

I have 6 arriving from QLD in a little over a week, these were ordered months ago so am really looking forward to getting them here, and starting to show them in the mid year poultry club shows.

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You wont find the standard online, the only way is to purchase a copy of the australian poultry standards.

I think they only have limited editions available now, which cost a little more.

Or the local library may have a copy or can get one in for you, they are often in high demand though.

I have seen them do quiet well at the mountain district show, and in regards to each judge knowing the standard - not all of them do, but you can avoid them to a degree :lol:

Its the same with the geese i show, most judges wouldnt have a clue and it shows, but it promotes the breed and thats why i show in the hope that others will take some on.

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 Post subject: Malay Game
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As I am new to this I'm not sure how it all works.
I have been trying to breed Malays for about 5 years now
I'm particularly Intrested in duckwing colour birds.
they have been hard to find, and would like to get some more if
anyone out there is breading this colour I would like to get some eggs
in both large & bantem.
PS i can't spell so please forgive mistakes.

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 Post subject: Re: Malay Game
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Hi Michael,
Have you had much success in breeding your malays? I have sold all my duckwings except for a single pair. What colours are the malays you have been breeding for 5 years, and which part of Australia are you? There are good Malays around, but they can provide a challenge to breed.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:57 pm 
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have not had much sucsess yet
I don't have a lot of room as I live in town
Goondiwindi south QLD
I am not having any luck finding hens &
my duckwing rosters have throwen every colour but the one I want
But I'm not giving up as I like the breed & would like to give the
bantams a go to. :?

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Hi Michael,
Try and find Justin up at Benella. He may be your man to find Malay Bantams SDW.
Don't know his number.
Cheers,
Richard[b]


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:15 pm 
I got my first Malay's on the weekend, the reason I got them is because I buy and breed rare birds, see my signature block.

Which I have to change tonight, as I bought 2 new breeds with a total of 8 more variants

Buff Ancona - already have Ancona
Blue turkeys - already have turkeys
Aussie game bantam - Red Black, Partridge, Pile, Duckwing and another
Malay - I do not know what colour they are (help Andy)


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