First of all,
I must say Thank You to those who still checking out my blog !
I hope my limited knowledge does help in anyway... My PC is down for quite some time and i was too lazy to sent it to its Doctor. I have check the shama club forum today, i tried login to reply to some Shama kakis comment but i couldn't because the Solve Media "Letters" is a little too weird for me to key in the right words! At least 50 tries so i give up trying... haha!
I shall use my Blog to "so call" reply to Bro Cyberboyz1010 and Maverick, i hope you guys don't mind ya! Ok Bro cyberboyz1010, Quote for forum:
" Alan should be very busy now, pairing up the best combination shama pair to produce the best possible offspring".
I am always trying to pair up what i think it is the best but we will not know untill 8-10 months later . Well some time the so call best pair might not produce the best chick, so we try our luck ! hee hee...!
But now i know very well that one of my bird "Knight" is able to produce some impressive chicks. I attach a youtube link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_U83Z0J6So this guy(AP131) he is in Penang now own by my close friend Mr Ooi. He just completed his first molt about 6weeks ago, Ooi entered him for a small competition over the weekend. Directly from ladung to Competition ground without training and chai prior to the day.. haha, that is what he says :p Anyway, to our surprise he come in right behind Ooi's 8.5" second time Champion bird snapping up the Second place. :p My friend happy like crazy now! haha!
The other one, older brother of AP131which is own by Mr Andrew Tan has also taken twice 4th place in Singapore Competition. So all in all they are from Knight and both son has proven their courage to challenge much older birds to work their way to top 5 below a year old.
Mr Andrew's other bird which is bred by me also bring back 5th place twice, plus another bird which i do not know own by who now got 9th placing SCS Competition last year and I myself bring my poor Howitzer which is breeding halfway for 159 Competition, my soft legged son (too much mating) tried his best and bring a small little cup for me also ! hee hee...!
I tell myself as a newbie, i am considered very lucky to be more or less on the right tract so far. Again Thank You cyberboyz!
Quote: "I saw some pics from Alan Pang's website (http://whiterumpshamacollections.blogspot.sg/?m=1nd) and got a very good idea what a good tai mong looks like. Will use that mental image everytime I look at tai mongs from now on."
Thank You for having faith in my Standard of Choosing Taimong.
But i choose by feel so not very accurate ya!
Seriously, i believe in getting shama from good source or well know breeders like DDs. By looking at his Taimong collection it enables me to tell the difference among qualities. In general, i choose taimong that is one kind attitude. Bright, active, move alot, stand proud, good head, neck lenght, long body, long and tall legs, flick tail min 3 times each time, tek tek loud better still if you see him chase away other taimong next to him if there is more than one in the ladung.
To me it is always the Character come first. Many of us know that it is almost impossible to get a bird that carries all the good characteristic that we want. So at times we have to make do with something near to it. You have to ask yourself what is the most important thing in a good bird? haha! well, for me a bird with a very strong character can satisfy me and cover up the other lacking things :p so, you decide what is important to you.
Lastly, this year i have bred about 80 chicks in total. But females take up 60% of the populations so it did not leave me with much males to satifies my greed of chance to get find super bird : ( I have stop most of my breeding pairs now except Knight as he just completed his molt 3months back. I paired him with one of my long genes fierce female so i shall wait and see if he can breed well this year. So far i already some Taimong which completed their molt, althought i am facing a uphill task keeping my house peaceful enough for molting i still manage to get some that molted well. haha! With a lot of them molted badly too! I have a few of them that has super strong character, those are the ones with the most molting issue! chopstick tail, Jammed tail you name it i have it! Still i will keep them and wait for their second molt in six month time maybe i might send them to molt else where by then.
By the way sorry for my Blog MIA and I also did not have the time to take photo this year due to tight timing with so many Kids with wings and a chubby son of mine. I will upload videos to my youtube account under Qazpang3 if you guys interested to browse throught ya!