Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jambul Cage

New Jambul cage. Never had this design before. Will try it out and see how it suits the Jambul. Perch is an odd boat shape and resting surface is quite broad.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Time keeping - the traditional way

This is time keeping the traditional way. Of course, there is more accurate stop watches, but the "old way" is better as it is beyond reproach as everyone can see. The stop watch technique does not prevent the time keeper to accord extra or less a few seconds to advantage or disadvantage a contestant.
Of course the "real" traditional method uses coconut shell.... ;)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Decided to raise both leucistic Shama in an aviary. Still very young. Hope they develop well, with opportunity for unlimited baths, space and some indirect sunlight. Closely mimics the place they came from.

Had to evict a Straw-headed Bulbul to use the place ;)

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Breeding the colour mutations in Shama

I cannot describe in words.... I may have hit jackpot where colour mutation is concerned.
Below is a male, raised by a friend from taimong (juvenile) stage:

Then this is its sister.... raised from taimong that shows a little speck of white on her shoulder.

Initially my friend thought it could be due to inappropriate diet. But now we are quite sure this pair of sibblings have strong genetic expression for white feathering.
I plan to inbreed this pair. I think I might neglect some of my work and lose some sleep hahaha!
Been reading Napoleon Hill's "Outwitting the Devil" and I think it all clicks now ;)

Note: I have edited & removed the word leucistic as it has been wrongly termed as corrected by a friend. In case I have becone a perpetrator of misinformation ;)