As if we all have nothing better to do especially on the recent spate of increasing crime rate and the floods. It was reported in a local daily that our dear Deputy Rural Development and Regional MINISTER is looking for a small cock.
He added that the Government would INTENSIFY awareness of this cock and is considering gazetting it as the Country's HERITAGE and a National ICON.
I already have posted in my previous blog about the "Real Malaysian Cock" which is much larger (about 13 inches*) should be re-considered as an icon, instead of wasting time in looking for a small (5 inches*) sized one. Size does matter. But then our Minister have other plans.
We are refering to the Bantam Chicken (Ayam Serama). These are miniature chickens which are found naturally in the wilds of South East Asia including Indonesia AND Malaysia.
Therefore by making it a country's Icon and Heritage as if Malaysians love small cocks, this is not entirely right because it is also found in other countries as well.
Bantam Chickens were discovered in a seaport of Bantam, Indonesia. Due to is ultra-small size, it has become a favourite pet. Honestly, it is very amusing to see such small chickens playing around.
Almost all country have their National Flower, National Bird, National Flag, National Animal... do Malaysia need a National Cock? A National ICON? If we do, just why can't we choose a size bigger? Size do matter. More Garang that is!
Just like the American Bald Eagle!
(* minus the feathers)