Originally, I plan to introduce male and female shama together at around end of March, 2011; however, with my current work travel schedule to the East Coast in early March and with too many birds for my brother to take care of, I decide to introduce 3 out of 4 pairs together during this weekend so that my brother won't have to spend much time feeding them. After few days of letting the male see the female through separate cage, I introduce the male into the female breeding aviary on morning of Saturday. By the end of Sunday afternoon, two pairs out of three seems compatible with each other and the last pair is instantly fall in love with each other :)).
This year I will do inbreeding for two pairs to see if their offspring will have desire or bad traits. Plus I also introduce new blood line which supposedly came from Taiwan.