Saturday, December 31, 2011

Shama for sale

Due to space constraint, I am letting go a few collections of mine.

1, Darfie, currently 8.5" soft curve tail which is the same as his 1st molt due to breeding but tail lenght will increase much more on the nx molt without breeding him.

2, Both his male chick now 9" soft curve tail 1st molt.

3, Gutsy's Chick also available when they finish molt.

4, Wild Boy's chick also available on completion of molt.

Interested Kakis can call me at 93827850.


P.S all will be priced above $2k and i do not have anything below that budget.

Happy New Year !

Wishing all the birds kakis a great year ahead !

Friday, December 30, 2011

Singapore Shama Club

Hey Hey,

For those who still do not know or wanna find out more about Shama keeping please visit : in there you will be able to find lots of info which you will never get in bird shops.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

AP 004 Courage test

We had a small gathering in DDS garden this evening, i did not bring any adult birds but three young ones. AP004, AP001 and slender. I do not know if 004 has finish his molt but i do know 001 has some more tail to grow. Yes, most people would say i am crazy to bring them out for chai session. hee hee.. ! please forgive me being too gan cheong.. i tend to bring birds which i am currently playing out rather then the ones that is suppose to be "ready" And i really want to know how they do under pressure :p

Below is two short video of him(AP004) playing softly, i hope he do much better at top form.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

White Crowned Shama

Today i went to hanzi bird shop today. There is two male WCS for sale. So WCS kakis quickly make your way there before its gone haha...! One of them which has brighter crown is kinda fluff up, not sure if it is due to stress or unwell. So please choose properly ya!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New breeding season starting soon..

Last year is a pretty good year for me. But the result is still unknown as most of them is still in the midst of molt. I really hope they turn out well. The only two that complete molt and still with me is Darfie's chick Slender and his elder brother which i yet to name him, both turn out more then what i expect with 1st molt 9" soft curve tail. As for Machie's chick, there is only one that i get to see in chai tio and he has won a champion at bedok and 3rd at bishan night Competition. He is born in Jan 2011,young and doing well : )

This year i have Stallion which belongs to my friend that is bred by DDs. He has at least a 13" tail paired with Darfie's daughter. Next is a first molt 10" bird that i got from another hobbist also paired up witha long genes female of mine. Followed by Gutsy that i hope to pair him with either Pretty girl or another long genes female that my friend pass to me to breed with Gutsy. Well, which ever female reaches her top form 1st shall be the bride ! Haha..!

The rest i'll pair as i go if space allow ! : p Wish me luck !

Monday, December 5, 2011

13" shama for sale


Helping a friend to put up this ads. This bird has a 13" soft tail... keen pls email me at with your contact number please.. i'll ask him to contact you direct for price : )

07-12-2011 update
Just came back from Bishan, the pic below is of the same as above. Form shoot up and body tighten!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gutsy's Ap004 is looking good

This little boy shows great potential since 2 months old. I really like him a lot : ) the only thing i am waiting for is the tail lenght, i hope it goes beyond 9"  his video link :

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bishan 26th November Comp

O Yeah! My half molt Gutsy boy got 5th place :p

He got a small cup in somewhere April or so at 159 competition, this time round 5th. I must say this is good enough for me for now : ) hee hee..!

Darfie 1st clutch chick completed molt


 Both finish with a tail of 9inch,  for a 11inch genes i think it is good enough :p !

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Shama trend and Captive bred Shama...

Lately in the shama community i notice some active movement on the ground...

First of all, a new Shama Club has form and i heard news that around Jan 2012 there might be a Competition held in a hotel. hmmm... that means aircon!!! yeah!

Secondly, there are more people interested in captive bred shama compare to wild taimong. I refered some new shama kakis to bird shop as i do not have entry level shama which they prefer to buy within certain budget for trying out as new hobbist. but there are a couple of them who is very reluctant and said they rather pay slightly more for captive bred "not so desirable taimong " than wild taimong. Reason being captive bred shama "base standard" is already proven and it is a much better buy. From this, it goes to show Shama lover's mind set has change substantially over the last one year since i started. I still remember at that time most people said Wild shama is better than Captive Bred.

Thirdly, there are also more nearby country shama lover who came over just to look for good shama. It make me wonder, they have more forest than us why they come to us?  They should have much more shama back in their own country to choose from, no need to spend so much on a blind date for shamas right? Well, the answer i get is, it is really hard to find good shama back in their forest now a days. hmmmm....

Lastly, the highest record for captive bred female shama is sold at S$9000. Maybe it is time to invest in shama rather than gold huh? I notice in some ads that shama with tail of 7-8 inch is going at near a thousand dollars mark too!  This is getting more and more interesting : )

I some how feels that Singapore is slowly becoming the Top quality shama centre. Thanks to all the seniors who put in years of effort for this to be happening. I guess back then nobody would thought this is possible. From this i learn, somethings take might take longer time to see result but if you give up half way, you will never get to see how good it is going to turn out to be! At the same time it stir up some thoughts about being a responsible captive bred shama breeder, not to take the senoir's effort for granted...

As for me, i will be mindful to not destroy the Captive bred bloodline by anyhow cross breed.  I hope new shama hobbist breeder would also treasure the bloodline created by our senoir.

Thanks for reading ; )

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

molting process

This is one of gutsy's chick before molt. And! I don't know why i can't place the pic properly ! :(

The same chick finishing the body and started growing tails...

During the molting period, i will be more careful with their diet.. Always remind myself NOT to over do anything, for example i use to increase their Vits by a lot. Well, i think most of us made this mistake before as we "care" too much! But the out come actually not very good for my case. I don't know about other shama keepers, for my birds they are reluctant to eat the food after i increase their Vitamins... i guess it could be drastic change of taste that put them out. So poor appetite equals to lousy molt ! Now a days, i only increase by 10-15% for the Vitamins while paying close attenton to their appetite and increase lots of live fish and frog, i notice during this time they prefer them : )

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Taimongs for 2011

This year a have a total of 35 chicks. 24males, 10females, 1not sure yet.
Mainly from Gutsy(12), followed by Darfie(6), Wild boy(4), Machie(7), Lao dao(3), Punky head(2) and lastly Max(1).

Looking at the numbers it is indeed a happy year for me. How many would turn out to be good? This is the second phase of Shama breeding i guess... Lenghten your neck and wait.........! After 1st molt can see a little but not accurate as still very young. Second molt would be better but best is after third molt.

For me i can't wait that long. Maybe after every molt i will choose those most potential ones and keep narrowing down to 1 or 2..

For this year it is my rookie year! Hopfully in years to come i would have fixed some Blood lines which is stable in producing top quality Shamas .