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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DARKCLOUD, Apr 12, 2009.
what is the difference in dutch bantams and seramas?
Dutch bantams are standardized and accept by the ABA. They are the smallest RECOGNIZED breed. I think they are supposed to be 1 1/2 pounds? Seramas are a new breed and aren't recognized yet. They are the smallest breed NOT recognized. They should be 14 ounces for hens, and 16 for roosters. Many are much smaller, like 8 and 12 ounces. These websites might help: For Dutch: http://www.dutchbantamsocietyamerica.com/ and http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Dutch/BRKDutch.html Seramas: http://scnaonline.org/ and http://www.jerrysseramasllc.com/and my site if you click on website under my username.
thanks for the reply.
i went to web sites very informative.
but it still looks like size is the main difference.is this correct?
what keeps a very small dutch from being classified as a serama?
No, size is not the main difference. The body shape and the way the bird carries itself, called type, is the main difference. Even if a Serama was Dutch size, it would still be a serama because of type. It is the same with Dutch. Here is what a Dutch is supposed to look like:
And what a serama is supposed to look like:
What great info ondra...Couldnt have said it better! I love reading your posts!
BluegrassBantams, are you making the serama rounds too? I am always doing searches on the word "serama". I am seeing you post on a lot of the serama topics.
That is EXACTLY what I do late at night!
I love to promote the little guys! Keep people on the right track ( I hope!)