Major Differences between Dutch/Seramas/Old English

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Huny, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So every now and again I will glance at a Serama picture, and wonder, wait, that looks like a Dutch. Or I will see a Dutch (and not looking at ear lobes) I think, Oh an Old English. Can the experts post major (and minor!) differences between the three? Leg Colors, etc.?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The biggest difference is the tail.

    OE

    - dubbed
    - red earlobes
    - tail carried at a 45 degree angle, sickles moderatley curved but not fully arched
    - moderate hackle/saddle feathering
    - very muscular
    - hard feathered
    - wings carring above thigh

    DUTCH

    - not dubbed
    - white ear lobes
    - sickles well curved and long
    - greater hackle/saddle feathering that flows gracefully together
    - average muscling
    - soft feathered
    - wings concealing part of leg (I think)

    SERAMA

    - not dubbed
    - red earlobes
    - tail carried at or above 90 degrees, sickles straight
    - moderate hackle/saddle feathering
    - muscular breast
    - medium feathering
    - near vertical wing carriage
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Alot of the dutch out there now are from hatcheries such as most of the mille fluers, porcelains, all those colors and most of those colors were created using OEGB. To me a good dutch looks more like a leghorn than an OEGB.
     
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    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

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  5. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the Seramas I have seen have white ear lobes though. Hmmm
     
  6. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so half the pictures on Feathersite the seramas have white, the other half have red. Is this why these aren't standardized yet and in the standards book?
     
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a defect. A lot of OE have white ear lobes too. They're SUPPOSED to be red, but that doesn't stop white from popping up. Only breed birds with red and the problem will go away. Turquoise or pink is ok in heavy producing females.
     
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    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

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  9. MoodyChicken

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  10. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think that some Old English have the comb you depict, and some have the single comb (which throws me off). Is it dubbed or Rosecomb?
     

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