jap vs seramas difference please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kelliepulido, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    what is the difference and how much do the japs weigh anyone
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    the body of a jap is carried more forward, seramas are almost vertical. the jap wings are swept back, serama vertical, japs have very short legs. serama are more proportional to the bird
     
  3. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    what is the weight difference
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Japs are around 100-200grms heavier than the heaviest Serama
     
  5. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    The Serama Council of North America (SCNA) Standard of Perfection calls
    for the following acceptable weights based on our pending ABA proposal for acceptance.

    Cocks –16 ounces with a 20% variable either way, or
    12.8 to 19.2 oz (358-537 gm), without disqualification

    Hens - 14 ounces with a 20% variable either way, or
    11.3 to 16.8 oz (313-470 gm), without disqualification

    Cockerels - 14 ounces with a 20% variable either way, or
    11.2 to 16.8 oz (313-470 gm), without disqualification

    Pullets - 12 ounces with a 20% variable either way, or
    9.6 to 14.4 oz (368 to 403 gm), without disqualification



    I read that the average size for a Jap hen is at least 19oz...... so that's larger than a mature serama rooster.
    http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/KidsFarm/InTheBarn/Chickens/atthezoo.cfm
    says that Jap Males weigh about 1.63 pounds and females weigh about 1.38 pounds.
     
  6. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    thanks
     

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