Malaysian Serama Bantams

Malaysian serama, Serama bantams, World's smallest Chicken

                                    Serama Beauty Contests

In Malaysia and Indonesia serama are not exhibited in the same way as we do here in the UK. Serama are not exhibited alongside othervarieties of poultry, nor are they exhibited in small cages.They are required to"perform" on a table in front of many people.

Many thanks to Ajib Tengku for this information which was kindly provided to me for use.This information is standard Malaysian Beauty Contest Scoring and Categories.

There are several categories in which serama can be entered

Anak meaning a chick between 1 and 3 months of age (these birds must be very small, but you must be able to tell the sex of the bird clearly by comb, the weight limit for this category is 150g)

Remaja meaning adolsecent between 3 and 6 months of age (birds must be young and have not yet developed more than 5 feathers to each side of the tail)

Muda meaning between 5/6-8/9 months depending on how mature the line is with regards to feather development (must have 6 feathers developed to each side of the tail)

Alam Belum Siap meaning a bird which is incompletely developed with regards to feathering, eg has not fullfilled a full moult and retains "Muda" or "Remaja" age feathering but is over 7 months of age. It is possible for adult specimens up to 2 years of ago to compete in these classes provided they are of exceptionall shape and temperament and do not posess full adult plumage.

 A class meaning very small birds weighing no more than 351g and aged over 10 months.

B class meaning larger ll birds weighing more than 351g and over aged 10 months.  

While there are six regular classes for males there is only one female class in which females above 5 months may be entered, this is called Induk. Size in this class is not relevant as all emphasis is placed on beauty and maturity.  

 Score Anak Remaja Muda Alam Belum Siap
 A class
 B class
 Gaya (Style)
 15% 20% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25%
 Tubuh (Body)
 10% 10% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
 Ekor (Tail) 10% 12% 13% 15% 15% 15% 15%
 Kepala (Head, Beak & Comb) 5% 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 8%
 Warna (Colour) 5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
 Hawa (Condition)
 4%  4% 5% 5% 5% 5%
 Sayap (Wing)
 5% 5% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7%
 Lawi (Sickle feathers)
 0% (as are not developed) 0% (as are not developed) 0% (as are not developed) 0% (as are not developed) 5% 5% 0% (females do not have sickle feathers)

 Kaki/Alas (Legs and feet)

 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Bulu (Feather)  5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
 Jumlah (total) 64 75 92 95 100 100