CITY OF MALOLOS – Hundreds of birds flocked together to entertain and amaze birds enthusiasts who enjoyed a two-day exhibit dubbed as “Bulacan Fancy Pigeon and Chicken Show and Exhibit” held at the Mini-Forest in this city, last September 10-11, 2016.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado believed that the said feast-like event for the entire bird fanatics was also an opportune venue to promote animal welfare.
Maria Jessica Tibio, one of the event organizers, said that this is also one way of promoting sportsmanship among the group of bird lovers.
“Ini-invite po namin lahat ng gustong makibahagi at sumali sa mga susunod pang event na makipag-ugnayan po sa amin. Dito po may mga nag-iisponsor din ng mga gamot for the chickens and pigeons, and we will learn more na ipagyabang sa malusog na paraan ang ating mga ipinagmamalaking alaga,” Tibio said.
A bird fan, Louie Benito De Jucos from Pasig, said that though it was his first time to witness such event, it lived up to his expectations.
“Very interesting kasi nakita ko dito ‘yung various chicken na hindi mo usually nakikita sa natural environment natin, sobrang nag-enjoy ako. Marami akong natutunan sa types of chicken and pigeon na available dito at mas naging aware ako na masarap pala mag-alaga ng ganito,” De Jucos said.
After showcasing various kinds of birds in all shapes, sizes and colors, winners were chosen and awarded as Best in Breed, Best in Group and three winners of Best in Show, all received trophies.
“Nakakatuwa kasi hindi lang ‘to Bulacan, dumayo pa ‘yung iba from Ilocos, Manila, Pampanga, Calabarzon, Batangas, Tarlac at wala itong cash prize, kung baga it’s their pride na makita ‘yung mga alaga nila na nag-show at kinilala, mararamdaman mo ‘yung saya nila,” Dr. Voltaire Basinang, head of the Bulacan Provincial Veterinary Office, said.
Prior to the show, Dr. Lei Princess Principe of the BPVO delivered some talks about the benefits of raising and exhibiting pigeons and poultry and a seminar in Poultry Disease and Biosecurity.
Some of the chicken breeds in the exhibit were phoenix cock, serama cock and hen, cornish chicken, hennie among others, while for fancy pigeons there were frillback, Indian fantail, English carrier, gaditano pouter and many more.
The event was made possible through the joint efforts of the BPVO, Bulacan Independent Breeders Association (BIBA), and Bulacan Bantam Association (BBA) under Philippines Fancy Pigeon Federation empowered by EDC Farm in cooperation with the and KAMALIG Pet and Agri Supplies as sponsor.