hi all my name is rey originally from the philippines and now live in michigan.
i came across this project in a couple of different forums and i want to pick your brains about this new project that some filipinos including me are trying or going to try to develope. in the philippines we don't have "our" own breed of domestic chickens. we have wild types. they are proposing to develope our own domesticated kind. it will be called sarimanok - Sarimanok is the combination of two words, Sari + manok. Sari is the name of the princess and manok- a Filipino word
which means chicken, which, in the legend is a rooster, the prince...
The Sarimanok is a very ubiquitous symbol in M’ranao art… One legend tells about the daughter of the Sultan of Lanao, whose name was Sari…
To everyone’s amazement, a cock with bright, glowing feathers flew into the middle of the feast and transformed into a very handsome prince.
The prince stated that he had been watching Sari for quite a long time since her birth...not the complete story. there are different variation of the sarimanok story.
brass folk art statue of the sarimanok
Proposed Sarimanok Standard
similarities to an ethnic tribe in the philippines
Three breeds will be used to develop the Sarimanok,
Phoenix for the long tail
Bantam Rosecomb for the large rounded earlobes
Bantam Modern Game for the long legs
they are trying to have it in large fowl size and bantam size as well.
this is it so far. what do you guys think? is it do-able? any ideas will be greatly appreciated.