FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AmericanThe body type of American and Traditional Serama are identical. The only difference, is American refers to the colors accepted by the ABA (American Bantam Association) and therefore can be shown at most “in cage” shows which are ABA sanctioned, or 4H/Fair shows which incorporate ABA standards. As of 2019, the American accepted colors are white, black and exchequer. More on the standards can be found here. Traditional has the same type as American, but can only be shown table top, or entered in cage shows as AOV (All other Variety).
AyamAyam or Malaysian style Serama have a different, more “extreme” body type and are only able to be shown in Table Top Shows. Maintaining the balance of type that the American Serama exhibit, the Ayam Serama hold a more extreme pose. All parts of the Ayam Serama should flow together in balance. Wings aligning with eyes, head pull affecting the extremity of tail angle.
TraditionalTraditional Serama are any other color that is NOT American colors (white, black, exchequer) blue and splash are pending ABA approval. Traditional, Colorful Serama- Identical body type to the American Serama. Balanced structure. Wings align with eyes and legs. Tail is held moderately upright.
No, Serama are not required to have feathered legs. Booted Serama do exist and will pop up every now and then as a mutation. However, Booted Serama are not currently recognized as variety of Serama in exhibition showing.
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR A GOOD BOOTED SERAMA
Shanks – the front and outside covered with feathers which are short at the top and gradually increasing in length toward the bottom, stiff and turning horizontally outward, with their ends curving backward.
Toes – plumage, outside toe covered in same manner as shanks, middle toes bare.
Defects- V shaped ticking on black feathersMottled Description- Mottling is a white tip to feathers. Usually the area behind the white is intensely black and on a black bird this shows up as not having green sheen. As birds age mottling usually develops bigger white spots and on more feathers. The genetics and statistics of the mottled gene applies to all mottled poultry; including all colours of mottled (blue, black, chocolate, lavender, red, buff) Exchequer Feathers, solid black and solid white feathers. Blobbing expected, but no tipped feathers. See Below. Mottled Feathers, black feathers tipped with white. See Below.
LINKS OF INTEREST
SCNA Club Pages on Facebook
SCNA District Facebook Groups
- District 1 North Atlantic (ME,NH,MA,VT,CT,RI,NY,NJ)
- District 2 Mid Atlantic (PA,DE,VA,WV,DC)
- District 3 South East (KY,TN,NC,SC,GA,FL,AL,PR)
- District 4 Lakes (OH,IL,IN,MI,WI,MN)
- District 5 Mid South (MS,LA,OK,TX,AR)
- District 6 Central (KS,NB,IA,MO)
- District 7 Mountain (ND,SD,WY,CO,UT,MT)
- District 8 Pacific Northwest (AK,WA,OR,ID)
- District 9 Pacific Southwest (CA,AZ,NM,NV,HI)
Other SCNA Affiliated Facebook Pages
- Serama Virtual Shows – Try scoring a bird based in SCNA scorecard, compares with scores from licensed judges
- Serama Housing, Feeding, Hatching , Health
- Serama Connect -Sales page for birds or eggs
- Serama Show and Tell -A page to show off all your seramas, no exclusions
- Serama Critique – ask questions about they type of your bird
- Frizzled Serama
- Silkied Serama
- Pet Serama Place – a sales page for pet quality Seramas
- Ayam Serama
- Micro Serama
- Serama Table Top Training and Show Prep
- American Serama USA – ABA approved and upcoming colors for in cage exhibition
- Booted Serama USA
- Traditional Serama
- Serama WORLD – an international page for Serama fanciers from around the world