BLAKIZ IN DR BUNAN's BOOK. Dr. Andrew Bunan, the leading authority in game fowl genetics, in his new book Lihim sa Pagbuo ng Sariling Linyada (2nd edition) mentions the blakliz as one of truly Filipino bloodlines formed by some of the country's good breeders.
The list of of original Filipino bloodlines is in the author's introduction on page 4. A photo of breeder Rey Bajenting of RB Sugbo holding a blakliz occupies most of page 5.
The other bloodlines in the short list are the Zamboanga white and black of Boy Primallon; lemon 84 of Paeng Araneta; lemon guapo of Juancho Aguirre; super lemon of George Corpus; bulik of Gengen Arayata; toliz whites of Tony Lizares; white hatch of Art Lopez; and DVH black of Dante Hinlo.
The blakliz was also included in the first edition of "Lihim" along with Zamboanga white and the late Speaker Ramon Mitra's parawakan.
Bunan's book thoroughly discusses the steps in the process of creating a new bloodline and how to maintain it. The book also spells out the definition of bloodline, strain, varity and family-- breeding terms very familiar to breeders but not necessarily fully understood by many.
"Lihim" is a must read by all game fowl breeders.
Measured against the eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye. But the consequence of it will last forever. The deeds of this life are destiny of the next? --- Rick Warren in his book the Purpose Driven Life.
The above quotation is in dedication to a friend who passed away some years ago. Ernesto Erning Panuncillo. He was instrumental to the mission-vision of RB Sugbo chicken venture. He had repeatedly told me: Breed for the common sabungeros, the ordinary cockers and small time breeders who have neither the access nor the means to acquire expensive fowl. And, don't just sell them chickens, also afford them technology. . . . Continue reading click here.