Serama or Japanese bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cyprus, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:19 AM.

  1. Serama

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  2. Japanese

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    40.0%
  1. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    These two girls were sold to me as Seramas and came from an NPIP flock (which probably has no effect on breed). Someone else mentioned they might be Japs passed off as Seramas. Thoughts? Both have yellow legs and are very small. They are between 2-3 months old (seller had a rough idea on age).
    Also, they were sold to me as pullets, which I believe is correct. The males in the bin (same age range) were extremely obvious. Even the 4 week olds.

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    P.S They do not stand upright at all. More like Japanese bantams.

    TIA,
    Cyprus
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

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    Can you post some pictures of them walking around on the ground?
     
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  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Yes, when I get the chance :)
     
  4. Cyprus

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    It’s really a toss up at this point.
     
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  6. sylviethecochin

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    I think they look like japanese. Never having owned either breed, I'm not asserting anything, but the v-stance is not with these ones.
     
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  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I don't know.
    2-4 months min and max.
     
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    Try to weigh them in another month or two. The Japs should be around 500 grams or so while the Seramas should be well under that.
    If you take one to a ABA show, a good judge would know the difference.
     

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