serama, japanese, whats the difference?

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  1. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im looking into getting some more eggs and i like both the serama and japanese bantams. But i can't figure out what the real difference is between the two. That also includes the malaysian serama and the american serama.
     
  2. First go to the hatcheries web sites and look up the japanese breeds.

    You will find several there. I think cackle hatchery has a nice assortment.

    JAPANESE
    Black;
    Mottled;
    Grey;
    Buff Black-Tailed;
    White Black Tailed;
    White;

    This is what they have under the bantam section.

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/bantam.html

    The asian and american seramas come in classes.
    There is the "A" class and I think the B and C.

    The A class is the ones you want. They are the smallest and best looking birds. They come in MANY colors and as I remember you can not depend too much on the mom and dad for color until the eggs hatch. You can get a general idea though.

    They seramas are pretty hard to incubate to a variable chick. They seem to require a darn good incuabtor as humidity is vital to these eggs during incubation.

    Look at ebay and eggbid for the eggs and to see the mom and dads.

    You will notice a striking difference in the classes.
     
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    Serama are from Malaysia, Japanese bantams are from, well, Japan.

    Japanese have very short legs and a completely different stance than Serama, and also come in specific colors for the breed, along with having pure red combs and wattles. Serama have longer legs, stand very erect with their chests puffed out and the tail and wings almost perfectly vertical. There isn't any one defined color or pattern for the breed, nor any specifications as to lobe or leg color. Serama also aren't officially a recognized breed by the APA, either.
     
  4. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually Stacy...
    Japanese are from China, go figure...

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    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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  6. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seramas have legs, Japs don't (or shouldn't) Japs are heavier and larger bodied. Japs have huge combs (well the good ones do) and a "Squirrel Tail" type carriage and a Serama is "Chesty" and a Jap is not.

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    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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