Japanese Bantams and Seramas are the same?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jm93030, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    I was looking at the japanese bantams and the sermama pictures and they look very similar
    is ther eany difernce?

    thank you

  2. gumbii

    gumbii Songster

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    not the same, huge difference...

    check out the american serama thread, the malaysian serama thread and the japanese bantam threads... also, google for breeders or standards of perfection for both breeds... way different origin and breed all together...
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    About the only thing that is the same between the two is the tail carriage. Japanese are bigger, have a horizontal body and wing carriage, and should have shorter legs. Serama are smaller and have an upright body carriage with a vertical wing carriage. There are several other differences but these are the most notable.
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Quote:Thank you

    I was just looking at the tail and I was assuming the legs could be the same

    But now that you mention this details I can see the diference
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011
  5. Alicia G

    Alicia G Songster

    Sep 29, 2010
    Nova Scotia
    The Japanese Bantam was a large part in the making of Serama, but they are two separate breeds. The serama are smaller with a full upright chest, vertical wings and tail, with a good, muscular and lengthy leg to carry the wing vertically. A proper quality Japanese Bantam should be around 20-24 ounces, short leg with horizontally held wings and a vertical tail. I was taught if you can see the leg on a jap, there too long! [​IMG]

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