We have a short video of Viggo with five Malay chicks hatched on 5/10/22. The parents are Malays we recently got from Jorge Clark of Arizona. He has the best Malays in the USA in our humble opinion. Thank you, Jorge, for doing a wonderful job. Here is some info on the bloodlines of the parents, Jesus Lanos of Florida, Jim Zook of Pennsylvania, Anthony Williams of Arizona which he got from Jesus Lanos of Florida (Has Rodney Profit Bloodlines), Leonard Storms of Kentucky.
Viggo loves these birds and so do I! This was one of our highest hatch rates, with 5 Malays hatching out of 22 eggs. Shuna has also vaccinated them against Marek’s disease. We would love to be able to get the more robust vaccine that protects against multiple strains of the disease, but so far it is only available to commercial hatcheries (please let us know if you know of a way, we could get it for our birds!!!). Viggo gets pooped on by one of these cuties but does not mind. We are trying to get these birds in open green pasture as early as possible to start the rewilding process of getting them healthier as a breed.
We are excited to add these five Malays chickens to Cascadia Heritage Farm. We are really pleased that they are vigorous, and their bloodlines will contribute to our M.I.G.H.T project, Malay invigoration gene hybridization team. Cascadia Heritage Farm will be also looking in and out of the US to find Malay bloodlines to help invigorate the American Malay. We plan also to reintroduce more foundation stock to the American Malay such as the Kulang, Kolongi, Lari and Hint to add vigor.
We are excited to continue our mission at Cascadia Heritage Farm, we believe we can make a difference and that you can too.