Malaysian Seramas are a relatively new breed of chicken. They hit the scene about 50 years ago. What they lack in size – they are tiny compared to the average western farm chicken – they make up in attitude. Where other breeds have to lay many eggs or fight to the death in order to be seen as a value to their owners, all serama cocks have to do is walk. And strike a pose. And good gracious they are naturals. Peacocks? Clumsy! Because of that talent they are not bred for consumption, but purely for ornamental reasons. Photographer Ernest Goh covered major events like the tsunami in Banda Aceh or the outbreak of SARS in Singapore. So the story about the serama chicken must have been a pleasant and uplifting experience after having witnessed a lot of grief. Because he took some beautiful images of Malaysias Next Super Chickens. And when he is introduced to the Master Yoda of serama breeding Tuan ‚Pukku‘ Hassan he gets to talk to the man that had all the champions.
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