1st Philippine Bantam Show at the Quezon Memorial Circle ( Part 2)

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

Mr. Paoul R. Tagama

Mr. Paoul R. Tagama was the guest speaker on March 9, 2014  . His topic : Bantamation:  Breeding Bantam Chickens

He started to introduce how bantams were introduce to different parts of the world, the responsibilities , food and diet, diseases , bantam breeds and among others.

Yokohama chicken breed ( First Prize)

 Currently there are a lot of people in Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija that are into bantam chicken multiplying .

Polish bantam

Some agriculture feed company wanted to know the current market share of the bantam and fanciers’ chicken in the pet sector. It is safe to estimate that it is between 10% to 20% ” Mr. Paoul Tagama

He had a show and tell portion on the different types of bantam chicken breeds.

bantam chicken donated by members of the association

Part of the fund raising activity of the newly formed Philippine Bantam Fanciers’ Association is a mini-raffle that was held after the lecture of Mr. Paoul R. Tagama.¬† Most of the chickens were donated by members of the club which aimed to propagate awareness and bantam chicken multiplying in the country.¬† I went to the¬† POS SECRETARIAT and paid 2 tickets Php 100 at Php 50 per entry .

Winners of the Raffle

 Mr. Lawrence Chan and Mr. Jun Golamco

I was the first one to be called and won a pair of frizzle bantam chicken cross with sebright donated by Mr. Paoul R. Tagama. The pair of bantam chicken is said to be worth Php 5,000 !

Mr. Jun Golamco won a  grey Cochin hen ( which he intend to breed with his grey Cochin cock).

Atty. Pepito Mercado also won a bantam chicken and another POS member also won another Cochin bantam chicken.¬† Another Philippine Bantam Fanciers’ Association member from the province won a pair of bantam chicken.

Mr. Jun Golamco and Mr. Frandel Recto

Mr. Frandel Recto , a board member of the Philippine Orchid Society won the FIRST Prize –¬† a pair of Yokohama Bantam chicken breed which is said to be worth around Php 20,000 !!!!

Winners Row

LIST of WINNERS ( 1st Philippine Bantam Chicken Show)

1-Micro  Group       Cage No.       Rank         Owner

                           Old English Group         22               1st        Mr. Rey Macam


                                   Rosecomb                   24                1st        Mr. Rey Macam

                             Malaysian Serama        4                 1st        Mr. Kenneth Lim

                              Sebright                            1                   1st       Mr. Ramil Fabian/

                                                                                                            Mr. Aguilus Pitonghari

                              Dutch                           38                    1st       Mr. Jonathan Reyes

                            Cornish                          34                   1st       Mr. Donvega Sotto-


                               Koshamu                   31                    1st         Mr. Robin Gamboa

                       Feathered Feet/ Tophat

                         Frizzle ( Cochin )           33                  1st         Mr. Donvega Sotto-                                                                                                                                    Naguit

                         Showgirl                            18                  1st         Mr. Rey Macam

                        Chochin ( Normal )       10                   1st         Mr. Boogie Lee

                       Polish                                   14                   1st         Mr. Rey Macam

                    Best in Special Awards

                         Cochin White

Overall                                11           Mr. Boogie Lee ( Cochin White)

Long Tail

Species- Phoenix        27             Mr. Vilmo R. Silvederio

Philippine Hybrid

Sumatra                     32               Mr. Donvega Sotto-Naguit

Rare Hyrbid

Pheonix-OEG      37                     Mr. Jonathan Reyes

Best in Bantam Show-Show Champion -Over-All

Cochin ( Light Brown ) 10 – Boogie Lee

Runner Up / Reserve Champion

Malaysian Serama              4-  Mr. Kenneth Lim

Note: The next bantam show is expected to be held in the province of Tarlac


1st Philippine Bantam Show at the Quezon Memorial Circle

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City-Philippines

The Philippine Orchid Society together with Philippine Bantam Fanciers’ Association¬† in cooperation with the Quezon City government held a 2-day bantam chicken show during the 68th annual orchid and garden show on March 8 and 9, 2014 ( 8:00am to 6:00pm ) .

Philippine Bantam Fanciers’ Association members

There are many people asking “why” on earth that a bantam chicken show was held together with an orchid show? I quickly told them that there are many orchid growers that also have some other hobbies and interest. I was also surprise to know that there are also members of the Philippine Orchid Society that are also¬† into bantam chicken breeding or multipliers!

L-R Mr.Paul Anthony Rodriguez, Mr.Bryan James Guevarra, Mr,Ramil Fabian, Dr. Poul Robles Tagama,Mr. Boogie Lee, Mr.AJ Carable, Mr. Donvega Sotto -Naguit

I invited my philatelist and blogger friend to come and visit the annual show, This is more of a private tour since i already conducted a blogger/ freelance writer tour last March 1, 2014 – ( 1 week earlier) . He paid for the entrance fee and quickly went around the place. When we arrived at the show site past 8:00am ,¬† We saw dozens of Philippine Bantam Fanciers’ Association¬† ( PFFA) registering their pet chickens for the competition.

panel of judges and secretariat

The registration started at around 8:00am and continued until past 10:00am, when the judges started to make their judging criteria and guidelines . Each entry was properly tagged and Php 100 entry fee was charged per chicken .

panel of judges during their deliberation


bantam chicken for sale

Bantam chicken is not new to the Philippines, It had been introduced to fancy chicken breeders since the mid -1970’s from every part of the world. Mostly from Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, China, USA and Netherlands.


light brown cochin chicken- the parents were imported from USA

I made made some personal pick from the group of entries and i must say that a lot of the chickens had caught my eye. I am not a new comer when it come to bantam chickens!!! My first encounter with bantam chickens is when i went to an animal exhibition way back in 1989 at Ayala Center , Makati. I saw the cute little chickens being exhibited. We got our own bantam chickens about 10 years-ago from pet traders in San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan. BUT we tried to take care of the CHEAP ones! Bantam chickens are great at setting on eggs.

Unfortunately a lot of them would be eaten by rats or stray cats since they just roam around our garden .

silkie chicken ( brown )

We had to leave the premises at around past 12:30pm and ate at the nearby eatery of Ms. Baby de Leon since there were still in the process of the deliberation of the guidelines and the judging barely started. I had 2 appointments later in the afternoon .

 Kindly please visit the link for the Part 2 : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/1st-philippine-bantam-show-at-the-quezon-memorial-circle-part-2/











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