Seramas - How do these look?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by elliandfritz, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. elliandfritz

    elliandfritz Chirping

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    Hi all!
    I’ve recently gotten into seramas. However, I still stink at determining what is well bred and what isn’t. I just think they’re all so cute because they’re so tiny!

    With the trio that I already have, I’ve been selling their hatching eggs to people wanting nice seramas. They’ve done well, so far.

    I am going to pick this young pair up on Friday. They’re around 4 months old. The breeder mentioned making a deal on some similar ones when I get there. Do these guys look fairly good? If so, I may pick up more from him.

    What is good about these birds and what needs improvement? I would love some help learning what to spot on these birds as major flaws.
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    The tail posture is good, can't tell juat how upright they stand.
     
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  3. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    Too young to tell for sure if theyll be great or not. The cockerel might have a long back and too short of legs. Hard to tell because of angle though. The pullet's back looks long aswell. Do you have any other pictures of them?
     
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  4. elliandfritz

    elliandfritz Chirping

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    Unfortunately, I don’t. It’s about a two hour drive over to the breeder so I’m heading there Friday
     
  5. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    Hopefully your long drive is worth it..
    A couple more things I would like to point out: both the cockerel and the pullet have long wings, which is pretty common. They may grow I to them more, they might not. Also, it looks like the pullet's eyes are really dark. It's not a major fault but I would keep an eye on the when breeding.
     
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    Thank you! Does it matter much what color pairs together? Is this a particular color combination or could they be split? I have a brother and sister cockerel and pullet chick pair that will need to be split soon to prevent breeding. Would they possible go well with these?

    The little black one wasn’t cooperating for the camera. She normally has a lot of type and sass.
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  7. LilJoe

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    Nope, it's perfectly fine to split them. :)
     
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