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MALAY GAME

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AREA of ORIGIN:  East and South East Asia.

CATEGORY:  Hard feather

EGG COLOUR:  Tinted.(Sitters)

 

CLASSIFICATION    CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Heavy breed

 

 

 

 

LARGE

 

 

140

 

Cock

10

4.0kg minimum

 

G

Hen

12

3.0kg minimum

 

F

Cockerel

14

3.0kg minimum

 

G

Pullet

16

2.5kg minimum

 

F

 

BANTAMS

 

 

394

 

Cock

10

1,8kg maximum

 

D

Hen

12

1,4kg maximum

 

C

Cockerel

14

1,8kg maximum

 

D

Pullet

16

1,4kg maximum

 

C

 

The Malay Game is a very old breed and originated in East and South East Asia, more specifically the coastal regions of India, and also Malaysia and the Malay Archipelago -the latter being the many islands, including the current Indonesia, formerly known as Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Timor, etc.

This exhibition breed was introduced into England from the East as far back as 1830 and it is certain that some birds came to South Africa from there.  It is assumed also that Lascar seamen from the East brought many birds into South Africa for the local Indian Community. Its main characteristics are great length of leg, and the sinister expression caused by a broad skull, projecting beetle eyebrows, and three regular downward curves in an outline from top of head to tip of tail.

 

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