Brunei’s rooster wins beauty contest

James Kon

A Serama rooster called Woody, from Brunei Darussalam, recently took the title of Raja Kibas (Fluttering King) at the Contest for Ornate and Beautiful Serama in Sandakan, Sabah.

Fifty Bantams from Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei Darussalam competed in 10 categories of the state-level poultry pageant organised by the Sandakan Serama Breeders.

Woody is owned by Emran bin Haji Damit, whose Serama hen, Elsa, won first prize in the Hen category of the 2019 Open Contest for Ornate and Beautiful Serama in Kota Kinabalu last month. Woody also won second prize in the Serama ‘B’ category of the Sandakan pageant. Emran’s other Serama bantams, Thomas and Sri Anna, were placed second and third respectively, in the Spurless Serama and Serama Hen categories.

He told the Bulletin, “I’m so happy that my chickens won. This shows that my hard work in training them have paid off.”

Emran has his sights on making it to Kelantan, Malaysia where the Serama Bantam originated – by next year.

“In the meantime, I’m trying for another pageant in Kuching, Sarawak, where I hope to learn from other Serama breeders,” he said.

Woody and its trophies. PHOTO: JAMES KON