dutch bantam vs serama

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DARKCLOUD, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. DARKCLOUD

    DARKCLOUD Out Of The Brooder

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    liberty
    hi
    what is the difference in dutch bantams and seramas?
    thanks
     
  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    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.

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  3. DARKCLOUD

    DARKCLOUD Out Of The Brooder

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    liberty
    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?
    thanks
    mark
     
  4. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    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:
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    And what a serama is supposed to look like:
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  5. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    What great info ondra...Couldnt have said it better! I love reading your posts!
     
  6. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Quote:Thanks...
    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. [​IMG]
     
  7. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    That is EXACTLY what I do late at night! [​IMG]
    I love to promote the little guys! Keep people on the right track ( I hope!)
     

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