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Seramas Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SED, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been told that these are Seramas but have a questions about the leg coloring (someone on this forum had raised the question and got me to thinking). I know that Seramas come in alot of different colors, but do they have different leg coloring also? The ones that I have has a slate colored leg. Are they true Seramas or maybe crossed with something else? Thanks!

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  2. MiddleMan

    MiddleMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, I'm new to Serama's as well. I have four right now and 23 in the incubator [​IMG] I will say that of my four 2 have yellow legs and the other two have yellowie/grayish legs, I do know that they are all pure Serama strains though.
    Your birds do look like Serama's to me though, but then, I'm not an expert. Yet. [​IMG]
    I hope that helps.
     
  3. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Many Seramas have off- colored legs, but the standard is eventually going to call for yellow. Black birds may have smutty yellow legs. I have a couple of Seramas with green legs, and although it is not yet a DQ, it will be frowned upon if the competition is close. I've not yet seen Serama legs as dark as the ones you have.
     
  4. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to both of you!! The main thing is when I go to sell some of them. I just want to make sure that when I post them as Seramas, they truly are Seramas. I do not want to mislead anyone.
     
  5. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to find out more from the person you got them from. Are they a Serama breeder? Did they get them from a Serama breeder? I would be very careful about selling eggs from these. I agree the rooster does look Serama, but the legs are the darkest I have seen for this breed.
     
  6. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Quote:I agree. Several other things make me suspicious that these might not be pure seramas.
     
  7. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Ondra's Seramas :

    Quote:I agree. Several other things make me suspicious that these might not be pure seramas.

    What are the other things that make you suspicious? Just wondering for my own knowledge [​IMG]
     
  8. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Quote:I agree. Several other things make me suspicious that these might not be pure seramas.

    What are the other things that make you suspicious? Just wondering for my own knowledge [​IMG]

    The legs are very long and of course dark. The wings aren't vertical, they are more in Japanese position, even though he appears to be strutting. The hen looks like an OEGB color.
     
  9. chubakkalokz

    chubakkalokz Out Of The Brooder

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    well seramas were created from lots of bantam crosses which may explain the dark legs
     
  10. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    I know that they originally were a mix of breeds (whenever that was) but all I have ever hatched have had yellow legs.

    Also, Ive never had a solid black bird, so that may be why...but I do get lots of dark colors.



    Neat color--Id like to see more pics of your birds SED. Are you selling these or their offspring? Did you start with a pair? How does the next generation look?
     

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