Monday, March 2, 2015

Shama Competition Judge of Singapore

It sadden me to see such things happens in Competition. Some Singapore birds competition judges needs to rethink their responsibility being a judge that is respect by many bird player !

The worst is, owner himself complained that his bird get Trophy without singing ! But the other bird of his sang but gets nothing...  We can't say he is a sore loser therefore complain in this case ��

What standard is this ? What's going on ? What the point of competition when the most basic scoring is way out ? Who would have faith in our prized birds in future ? Sigh..... Speechless

Monday, February 2, 2015

My thoughts tonight...

As usual I sit in patio every night. Thinking about things and play around ideas to improve character in my birds. 

Observe lots of changes in shama Kakis lately...  was at bishan bird arena the other night I realise the mindset of captive bred has change... Long genes can't play theme is off the topic unlike last time when I first get in touch with birds Kakis. 

At least now I felt more relax around the normal tail lenght shama player and I no longer need to face the question about why long genes mostly stand in the middle and sing but not much display? 

Well, I agree to some extend but not all long genes are such. I do see some display and play cage very well... It is just the matter of how long they can perform in that way... I would suggest if anyone wants a long genes that display and play cage for a longer duration, go for 11-12" type with strong character. Ultimately Shama is a mainly about aggression. It is their aggression that brings out their beautiful posture, voice loudness, display etc... Their tail lenght is a bonus to support their overall gracefulness... But ofcourse if it has a tail that is too long for its rump to support then certain things has to compromise. So we have make our own choice as to fine tune what we are looking for if we were to own a long genes shama. 

Personally, I like shama with super strong character ! The tail lenght best to be between 11-12", or 13" and above would be better if they are able to play for longer period for let say 45mins to 90mins would be great. But those are really hard to find as far as I know... I have a breeder friend who breeds 13-15" shama but constantly trying to control tail lenght of his line because too long. Haha... ! Not that his breed is lousy, it is just that he is pretty much the same as me, we want "fighter" aka "player" birds not opera singer type. He often complain to me first and second molt (which is 11-12") he still get to enjoy but once it hit third molt the bird becomes lazy.... Well, unless you have a big room or avairy (12feet long or so ) to give physical training to the bird daily. But it can be bothersome after sometime . In comparison ( in cage) among my own shama 11-12" vs 13.5") I notice although the tail lenght is just different by an inch or two, surprisingly it makes a lot of difference... I can't figure why, maybe 1 inch needs much more effort after the tail exceeds certain lenght? 

The other thing that a few players mention is that long genes shama needs 2-3years to see the character unlike wild shama which show quite a fair bit of character after first molt.

I would say those that they encounter is probably just a handful of long genes shama that has maybe lost it's nature character. But not all are such and also to be fair to the bird as bird keeper we all know there is many other factor that might cause the bird to not molt well and therefore after molt the bird can't achieve top form etc... I would say with a good blood line plus proper care a captive bred is as aggressive as any other first molt shama ... And there is no such things that we have to wait till third molt for the character to develop. But hey! There are also a handful of wild shama first molt not doing well too right ? Haha...! 

Anyway, these are just my thoughts thinking back what I have done for the past few years and it leads to all these... Whatever good and bad things that has happened and pass I am glad that I am here enjoying shama even more than I just started ! I hope I can find a few more Rockets and Rooster or even better in years to come and to share with friends in same tune as me... 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

AP299 Rooster's Son

A bit of happy things to mention

 I am glad the AP131 as a young bird is fighting as hard as he can for his owner my close friend Tatt from Penang.... 

And I want to thank him for putting so much effort and trouble... Bro Tatt you are one good person that you standby your own judgement in birds than to follow rumors... You truely have my respect... 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy 2015...!

Year 2014 I have produce some interesting shama. They are Rooster, Rocket,Casanova, Angrybird and Angryboy etc...

Out of this few well liked birds.... Rooster ,Rocket, Angrybird and even Angrybird's son earn their recongition by YouTube video without me saying much about them. I felt very happy and relieve that hard work has proven.

As everyone knows, I don't really bring my birds out to any bird arena as they are more for my own enjoyment at home. I seldom mix around nor do I reach out for people to tell them how good they are... Even when I share their video on YouTube: (Rocket's video) , (Rooster and Rocket's video) , (angrybird son's video at 4months old) The introduction of the video is often short and sharp so that I don't overstatement of what they are..... I just share the video and let the viewer tells me if my judgement are the same as everyone else, from the view rates it kind of guide me through my path and tells me if I am doing it right...

2015 is here.... I look forward to more interesting birds and I wish all the shama breeding friends a great year ahead ! 

Happy 2015 my friends on my Blog, my YouTube channel and my Facebook !!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Recent trip to KL

As usual I seldom mix around in birds arena but I get a pleasent shock when I am in KL. Haha....! Yes a happy one ��

While I was in KL I pop by a nearby bird's arena as I was told there is a Shama competition on that day. Without much expectation I went there stand far behind near my car just to "look see look see"

 I spotted my friend Ah Yee from far but I did not move towards him as I don't feel comfortable moving around too much in a place where I am a total stranger. While I hesitate I saw some one pointing and telling him about me behind him. Someone which I do not know or maybe just coincidental that he happen to point my direction. Anyway my friend turn around and he saw me and call out my name at the same time. 

To my surprise many turn around also! They are all so friendly towards me I felt the warm welcome by them! They actually know me by my name but not my face ������...... 

When they approach they all said the same thing! Guess what? 

Most of them says : Ah ! I expect to see a old man Alan Pang you know? I am speechless.... I have to say not all shama keeper are old my dear friends! Haha... In Singapore we have many young and handsome fellow keeping Shama in style you know ? Haha...! 

Never mind, as suggested by one of my KL kaki. I am going to post some of my recent photo in here ok ! Haha...! Thanks for all the warm I recieve while in KL and many thanks to Ah Yee introduce even more friends to me ! 

My family...

Thank you my KL Kakis !