Looking for Seramas

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  1. kickenChickens

    kickenChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone looking for some Seramas.. Would like to see pictures of parents.(preferably with a ruler beside)(if you can get them on a digital scale that would be super too) but will also accept info about breeders!
    Like to see cocks between 12 and 14 oz. Hens between 11 and 13 oz.
    Serious about buying, looking for excellent quality bird!
    PLEASE JUST LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE THEM OR KNOW WHO HAS THEM!
     
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  2. kickenChickens

    kickenChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    bump
     
  3. kickenChickens

    kickenChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    come on reallt really intersted
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    First off, bumping is not allowed. Secondly, most times cocks and hens that small are unable to breed. [​IMG]
     
  5. kickenChickens

    kickenChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:So your saying a class A ABA standard is unable to breed? Where did this info come from? And no bumping to stay on top isn't allowed.
     
  6. kickenChickens

    kickenChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Before I get anymore opinions....I'm not open to them so save them for someone else! Here are the facts!
    AMERICAN SERAMA

    Country of Origin: Malaysia & America American Status: Fairly Common
    Weight Cock 16 oz./ 455 grams -Hen 14 oz/ 398 grams
    Cockerel 14 oz/ 398 grams - Pullet 12 oz/ 342 grams

    Shape Of Male
    Comb: Single, medium, set firmly and evenly on head, straight and upright, evenly serrated with five regular and distinct points, the middle points the same length as the width of the blade, moderately arched, blade should extend well over back of head.
    Beak: Strong, stout, well curved.
    Face: small, rounded, smooth, fine in texture, free from wrinkle or folds.
    Eyes: Round, conspicuous.
    Wattles: Medium, round, fine in texture, free from wrinkles or folds.
    Ear Lobes: Small, oval, fitting closely to head.
    Head: Small, carried well back in proud manner.
    Neck: Medium length, backward arched showing off breast, full, tapering gracefully from shoulders to head.
    Hackle: Abundant, flowing naturally from front of neck reaching far back covering both shoulders.
    Back: short, broad, in profile, shaped like a V with neck and tail forming the vertical sides.
    Tail Coverts & Saddle: Slightly curved, sword shaped hanging over the abdomen and covering back, widely spread, overlapping the tail and lesser sickles.
    Tail: Moderately large and upright, carried in an upright position so as to almost contact the back of head.
    Main Tail: Feathers wide, moderately spread in a neatly overlapping manner, rising above the head, ?A? shaped from the rear view.
    Main Sickles: Medium to long, strong, firm, broad sword-shaped slightly curved.
    Lesser Sickles: Well spread, medium length slightly upright, sword-shaped sickle feathers covered with coverts.
    Coverts: Abundant, becoming very broad, flowing well up tail.
    Wings: Large, long, closely folded, carried vertically not quite touching the ground, Shoulders and Fronts: Prominent, slightly concealed by hackle.
    Bows: Well rounded.
    Coverts: Feathers broad, forming two distinct bars across wings.
    Primaries: Moderate width, rather long, completely concealed by secondaries.
    Secondaries: Broad, tapering convexly to rear, wing bay well exposed.
    Breast: Highly lifted, well developed, full, carried prominently forward beyond vertical line drawn from point of beak, broad and well rounded, from head to neck to breast? S shaped profile.
    Body & Stern: Body- short, good depth and width, sloping from front to rear. Stern: Fluff, short, abundant.
    Legs & Toes: Legs- average length, widely set, parallel to each other without bowing or knock knees, well proportioned.
    Lower Thighs: Short, stout at top and tapering to hocks.
    Shanks: Medium, smooth, round, evenly scaled.
    Toes: Four, straight, well and evenly spread, evenly scaled.
    Appearance: Small, broad, compact, active, tame, standing up majestically.



    Shape Of Female
    Comb: Single, small, set firmly and evenly on head, straight and upright, evenly serrated with five regular and distinct points, the middle points the same length as the width of the blade, moderately arched, blade should extend well over back of head.
    Beak: Strong, stout, well curved.
    Face: small, rounded, smooth, fine in texture, free from wrinkle or folds.
    Eyes: Round, conspicuous.
    Wattles: Small, round, fine in texture, free from wrinkles or folds.
    Ear Lobes: Small, oval, fitting closely to head.
    Head: Small, carried well back in proud manner.
    Neck: Medium length, backward arched showing off breast, full, tapering gracefully from shoulders to head.
    Hackle: Abundant, flowing naturally from front of neck reaching far back covering both shoulders.
    Back: Short, broad, in profile, shaped like a V with neck and tail forming the vertical sides.
    Cushion: Short, feathers broad and plentiful.
    Tail: Moderately large and upright, carried in an upright position so as to almost contact the back of head.
    Main Tail: Feathers wide, moderately spread in a neatly overlapping manner, rising above the head ?A? shaped from the rear view.
    Coverts: Abundant, becoming very broad, flowing well up tail.
    Wings: Large, long, closely folded, carried vertically not quite touching the ground, Shoulders and Fronts: Prominent, slightly concealed by hackle.
    Bows: Well rounded.
    Coverts: Feathers broad, forming two distinct bars across wings.
    Primaries: Moderate width, rather long, completely concealed by secondaries.
    Secondaries: Broad, tapering convexly to rear, wing bay well exposed.
    Breast: Highly lifted, well developed, full, carried prominently forward beyond vertical line drawn from point of beak, broad and well rounded, from head to neck to breast? S shaped profile.
    Body & Stern: Body- short, good depth and width, sloping from front to rear. Stern: Fluff, short, abundant.
    Legs & Toes: Legs- average length, widely set, parallel to each other without bowing or knock knees, well proportioned.
    Lower Thighs: Short, stout at top and tapering to hocks.
    Shanks: Medium, smooth, round, evenly scaled.
    Toes: Four, straight, well and evenly spread, evenly scaled.
    Appearance: Small, broad, compact, active, tame, standing up majestical

    Disqualifications
    COMB: Comb foreign to the breed
    Single comb falling below the horizontal plane on level with top of head.
    Single comb with side sprig. Split comb.
    Inverted Comb
    LEGS: Creeper Legs
    TAIL: Wry Tail. .
    WINGS: Horizontal Wing.
    PLUMAGE: Any specimen having twisted feathers, particularly in hackle, back, wing bows and male sickles.


    Defects
    Comb: Thumbmarks. Large combs
    Wattles: Large wattles. Wattles with wrinkles or folds
    Head: Narrow head, crow head
    Back: Long or narrow back
    Chest/Breast: Shallow or narrow breast
    Legs: Short Legs
    Tail: Main tail sickles curved in a concave manner

    COLOR OF MALE AND FEMALE BY VARIETY
    WHITE AMERICAN SERAMA
    COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR LOBES: Bright red. BEAK: Yellow, EYES: Reddish bay. SHANKS & TOES: Yellow.
    PLUMAGE: Refer to white color description, ABA Bantam Standard

    Below are the Standard ABA Disqualifications, it is important to understand and apply them to all Seramas, along with those appearing in our Standard so that when it is time to qualify the next color variety they will already have been dealt with.

    DISQUALIFICATIONS, BANTAM CHICKENS ONLY
    In the event that any of the defects described hereinafter are found to exist, it shall be the duty of the judge to disqualify the bantam involved and state the nature of the disqualification on the indemnifying coop card, although it must be understood that under all disqualifying clauses, the bantam shall have the benefit of the doubt.
    General
    Since shape makes the breed and color makes the variety, any bantam lacking in shape shall be eliminated from competition.
    Any bantam showing symptom of contagious or transmissible disease. Such a specimen does not have to be handled by the judge and shall be removed from the premises.
    Faking in any manner.
    See also the particular breed and/or variety for disqualifications peculiar to that breed or variety.
    Shape
    COMB: Comb foreign to the breed.
    Lopped comb of all single-combed females.
    Single comb falling below the horizontal plane on level with top of head.
    Single comb females in non-lopped breeds in or near egg production with
    slightly lopped combs should not be disqualified.
    Single comb with side sprig. Split comb.
    CREST: Presence of crest in non-crested breeds.
    BEAK: Any deformity of upper or lower mandible.
    EYES: Blind in both eyes. Irregular pupil indicating bird is affected with leucosis (Marek?s Disease).
    MUFFS & BEARD: Presence of muffs and beard in non-bearded variety.
    BACK: Crooked or deformed.
    TAIL: Permanent absence of all main tail feathers except in rumples varieties. Split tail in cock or hen. Squirrel tail except in Japanese and Serama. Twisted main tail feather except in Frizzle. Twisted sickles except in Frizzle. Wry tail.
    WINGS: Clipped primaries or secondaries except in bantam ducks. Slipped wing. Twisted primaries or secondaries except in Frizzle. Split wing.
    SHANKS & TOES: Bow leg. Bare outer toe on all breeds of feather legged bantams. Duck foot. Malformation of foot and/or foot joint. Knock knees. More or less than four toes on four toed breeds. Shanks not feathered down outer sides on feather legged breeds. Web foot. Vulture hocks on all feather legged breeds. In all clean legged breeds, the unmistakable evidence of, or the removal of, any feather, stub or feather like growth.
    SPURS: Absence of any semblance of spurs on the male of any breed of bantam.
    PLUMAGE: Hen feathering in male of any breed. Any specimen having twisted feathers, particularly in hackle, back, wing bows and male sickles ? other than in Frizzle.
    BODY: Any abnormal mass or swollen tissue or tumor.

    Weights: In judging, preference is to be given to a bantam that is nearest to the standard weight, at or below the standard weight specified. Excessively small specimens shall not be given preference over one of equal quality that is nearer but at or below the standard weight requirement. Any Bantam that is accurately and openly weighed, using accurate scales, and weighs 20% more or 20% less than its standard shall be disqualified.

    Disqualifications (Color)
    FACE: Absolute white in any male or female of any breed of bantams where red ear lobes are set as standard.
    EAR LOBES: Absolute enamel white in all breeds where red is a standard requirement.
    SHANKS & TOES: Any color other than that described for the breed or variety. No discrimination is to be made for slight reddish pigment in yellow shanked varieties. Solid black legs in yellow legged blacks, barreds or blues.
    PLUMAGE: See individual color pattern descriptions for disqualifications.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:So your saying a class A ABA standard is unable to breed? Where did this info come from? And no bumping to stay on top isn't allowed.

    There is no class A, B, or C in the ABA standard. They are 16 oz. for cocks, 14 oz. for hens and cockerels, and 12 oz. for pullets.

    I'm a member of that club, I've seen that page several times. The only show that still uses the A, B, and C classes is the Cajun Classic in LA.
     

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