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Japanese OR Serama Bantams?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jak2002003, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

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    I always thought my chickens were Japanese Bantams, but a when a friend (who is a chicken expert) visited, he told me they are Serama!!!!! What do you think?

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    I've only had one japanese bantam, a black tailed buff rooster. He looked alot like your first boy, except he was a nice even buff, without the dark brown your guy has. Anyhoo- my roo had short, stumpy little legs. His legs were so short his wing tips touched the ground (like your black tailed white in the middle pic). I don't think seremas have the short legs, but I could be wrong as I've never had them. It looks like some of your birds are short-legged, and some are not. So maybe you have japanese and seremas. Or maybe some of them are mixed? They're very beautiful, no matter what they are!
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Sorry, double post
     
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  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    They look like Japanese to me. I'm not an expert, though.
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

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    Thank you for you reply. Most have short legs, but some have longish legs (but that is normal for Japanese that are not show quality).

    I do have one that has normal sized legs and he looks odd compared to the rest! I think they are mixed breed, and 2 even have some fluffy feathers on the top of their legs - something that neither Japanese or Serama Bantams have

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  6. ChickasaurusRex

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    You might have a mix of both... but I have to say they are absolutely gorgeous! [​IMG]
     

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