Sunday, October 24, 2010
Baru ni, saya amat bernaseb baik dan bersyukur sangat2... buat semua geng-geng yang menternak unggas atau burung eksotik perlu berhati-hati dengan wabak sampar. Wabak sampar atau hawar ataupun New Castle Disease... Baru2 nie, lebih kurang seminggu lepas, saya dapat tahu ayam-ayam kampung di rumah-rumah sebelah jiran saya habis mati dipercayai akibat wabak pembunuh unggas nie... habis semua ayam sekor pun tak tinggal... Saya memang tak senang duduk, mana taw berjangkit kat merak-merak saya pula... tunggu-tunggu punya Alhamdulillah... masih lagi tak kena.... harap-harap geng kat MPF ni imun dengan vaksin yang saya bagi baru je 2 minggu sebelum tue... buat kengkawan yang ada menternak ayam tu, dinasihatkan untk memberi unggas anda dengan ND Vaksin... Memang dasyat bila jiran kata langsung sekor pun tak tinggal...boleh dapatkan daripadapembekal alatan penternakan yang terdekat. dan buat penternak yang berada di Perlis, Jabatan Veterinar Kangar, sudahpun membekal vaksin ini dengan harga rm120 sebotol...
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Antara merak eksotik yang diimport pada september yang lepas yang semuanya habis dijual. Antara yang menjadi tarikan adalah emerald green, iaitu kacukan antara indian blue dan java green. Bagi saya, warnanya sangat cantik dan tegap. Niat dihati nak simpan sepasang tapi tak dapat jugak, terpaksa bagi customer dulu. Antara yang dibawa masuk selain emerald green ialah white spalding, purple, purple blackshoulder, splading bronze, and white.
InsyaAllah mungkin bulan November/Disember ni masuk lagi. Dah tempah pada importer Cameo Spalding, Purple Spalding, Bronze, Emerald Green and White.
Baru-baru ini saya menambah koleksi 'White Peafowl' ke MPF dengan membeli 5 ekor lagi. trio (1 jantan dan 2 betina) baka yang diimport dari US dan 1 betina dan 1 anak dari tempatan.
Sedikit maklumat tentang 'White Peafowl'
|Type of mutation: The white is a color mutation, and although it can carry other genes, such as the blackshoulder and white-eyed, they are not visible because of its completely white color.|
|Peacock Coloration: Males are, as their name implies, completely white. Faint eyespots can be distinguished in the train by a thin layer of off white that surrounds the ocelli. The actual seeing eyes of the birds are blue.|
|Peahen Coloration: Hens are completely white, with blue eyes.|
|Peachick Coloration: When first hatched, the chick is yellow in color with white wings. White chicks are hard to sex until about two years of age when the male will developed wispy tail coverts, because the bird does not change color much in its lifetime, and the male and female look so similar. Chicks born at the same time can sometimes be sexed by the length of their legs. Males often have longer legs than the females.|
|Origin: It is speculated there may be a few white peafowl bred naturally in India. White was one of the first variations to be discovered and made popular, and has been around for many years.|
|Do they breed true?: Yes, white bred to white will produce 100% white chicks. White is an incomplete dominant gene, so when a white is bred to a non-white the offspring will be split to white, and this will show itself by small white patches on its primary wing feathers.|
seekor lagi belum diambil, gambar je snap dulu. maybe after hilux dah siap repair baru g ambil.
Sedikit maklumat tentang mandarin duck
The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.
Unlike other species of ducks, most Mandarin drakes reunite with the hens they mated with along with their offsprings after the eggs have hatched and even share scout duties in watching the ducklings closely.However, even with both parents securing the ducklings, most of them do not survive to adulthood.
The species was once widespread in eastern Asia, but large-scale exports and the destruction of its forest habitat have reduced populations in eastern Russia and in China to below 1,000 pairs in each country; Japan, however, is thought to still hold some 5,000 pairs.
Specimens frequently escape from collections, and in the 20th century a feral population numbering about 1,000 pairs was established in Great Britain. Although this is of great conservational significance, the birds are not protected in the UK since the species is not native there. There is also a free-flying feral population of several hundred mandarins in Sonoma County, California. This population is the result of several mandarin ducks escaping from captivity, then going on to reproduce in the wild.
In the wild, Mandarin Ducks breed in densely wooded areas near shallow lakes, marshes or ponds. They nest in cavities in trees close to water and during the spring, the females lay their eggs in the tree's cavity after mating. The males take no part in the incubation, simply leaving the female to secure the eggs on her own. However, unlike other species of ducks, the male does not completely abandon the female, leaving only temporarily until the ducklings have hatched. Shortly after the ducklings hatch, their mother flies to the ground and coaxes the ducklings to leap from the nest. After all of the ducklings are out of the tree, they will follow their mother to a nearby body of water where they would usually encounter the father, who will rejoin the family and protect the ducklings with the mother. If the father isn't found then it is likely that he may have deceased during his temporary leave. The Asian populations are migratory, overwintering in lowland eastern China and southern Japan.
Mandarins may form small flocks in winter.
tak lama lagi dah nak masuk musim 'mating' burng merak dan ekor sang jantan mula tumbuh semula, maklumla nak pikat sang betina nie kenala 'hensem', merak-merak jantan muda pun tak lepaskan peluang untuk menunjukkan ekor-ekor yang masih 'kontot' dan galaknya bukan main juga... gambar kat atas nie adalah gambar seekor indian blue muda berumur 2 thn setengah sedah belajar mengembang-ngembang ekor pertamanya... cantek! cantek! bro.. dah la tuee...