Our little Chadu is laying eggs. It's hard to believe that these little creatures can produce size eggs from which one thinks,IMPOSSIBLE!
The girls in front of the little rooster are JTR offspring
Some advice when selecting birds!:
-UPRIGHT (vertical position)
-LONG THIGHS and SHANKS (legs: upper and under)
-NATURAL HEAD PULL (SELAM)
-GOOD WINGDROP (straight down and more forward)
-TAIL at 2 a clock!
- Average back lenght will do fine when birds having the above features.
No use to breed for short backs only as that feature is not enough to make it a serama. It's more important to select birds who have long legs , head pull and who keep their bodies upright. In fact they have kinda simular features which can be compared to the Ko Shamo.
The natural performance in Serama breed is a must! Serama like to show off! They walk on their tippy toes and oft march like a soldier. Because of their head pull they create a nice S-shaped silhouet. The bird seems like courting and pushes the head back into their saddle. This is what they our Malaysian friends call "SELAM"! See picture below which was taken while doing research for the Serama althrough Malaysia on one of my journeys in 2012. Where i visited the finest breeders.
A bird with head pull or SELAM has the tip of the beak pointed down. When you see a bird with it's beak pointing steep up, the bird has been trained by the owner hand not only to stay at place but also forced the bird into a unnatural head pull which is not the shape of it's own. It's only a fake S-shape! Pushing a bird into some sort of position does not make it a serama!
Asian birds are trained in a different way. Birds get place on the table within a fenced circle. Judges never touch the birds at competitions. For that reason Serama require training to stay on the talble!
See examples of asian Serama training below.
The judge assistant places the bird on the table an then it has to perform by itself. No modeling or sculpting by someone hand is taking place during the time of judging! Look for previous posts on my blog to see pictures, CLICK HERE.