Serama

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Pros: Intelligent, precocious, tiny!

Cons: May need extra care as babies, good flyers

I got my chicks as 2-day-olds from a breeder. Beyond being sure the crumbles were ground a little finer for a week, they didn't need any special care. Right now they're almost a month old. They've been flying out of their tote for a good 10 days now. The tote is in my garden tub so they fly BACK into it to eat & sleep. They seem much smarter than the other Bantams/Silkies I have. They like to roost on the edge of the tote. They 'talk' to me every time I'm in the bathroom and don't seem to be fazed at all by my Toy Poodle, who is *fascinated* with them!!

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Pros: So pretty, proud, great mothers and fathers, great layers

Cons: if you dont hand raise they can be very unfriendly

Our rooster Cogburn is BEAUTIFUL he will do anything for his hens. An adorable little crow, and he is a great father. The hens are great layers and get broody constantly. They are great mothers and will even share theyre babies and set together! Don't think twice about getting one of these chickens!

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Pros: Sweet sweet birds and very tolerant! Perfect pet and perfect to show. Good for hotter weather.

Cons: SIZE!!! Anything can get them, other birds pick on them and little ones can fit through big chicken wire. Also, not cold hardy.

I have had seramas for about 4 months and they are my favorite breed!!! Recently I had a 2 year old boy at my house with about 6 serama chicks (about a month old) running around and he was rotating handing them to me.  He would give me one and it would jump down so he would get me another.  They absolutely love people (especially when handled a lot as a chick).  I've never had a chicken that age be so friendly.  I can't even walk around with them without one jumping on my shoulder!  They are pretty decent layers and perfect for places with hot weather!  I would recommend seramas to anyone wanting chickens--unless your going to eat the eggs because they are so tiny ;)

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Pros: Low Maintenance, aesthetically pleasing

Cons: none

I started with these little birds about 3 years ago and it has been challenging and very rewarding.

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Pros: Friendly, lots of personality, easy to house/handle, adorable

Cons: small eggs

I love my Serama.  She is the ruler of the roost in my yard.  They are the perfect choice for a small urban flock; and while their eggs are small they are fairy consistent layers in my experience. 

 

Very friendly and quirky.  One of the best "pet" chickens I've come across.

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Pros: calm, friendly, small

Cons: none!

I had a serama hen that I showed for 3 years (8 shows), and they are perfect for showing because they are small and very lightweight. Mine was very calm and docile also.

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Pros: Sweet, talkative, small, colorful, broody

Cons: Not at all cold hardy,a pain to hatch,

Wonderful little birds, beautiful and sweet. They were a pain to hatch, but worth it. The babies didnt live past 7 weeks, though. All died. It was weird.
Great Broodie's, and very personable little birds! However, they CANNOT STAND the cold. I was lucky I didn't lose any - had a friend lose her best rooster.

Also, make sure you post pics of the birds you're interested in and ask other breeders. I kind of feel like I got screwed over, because a breeder claimed her hen & rooster pair was really good, but other breeders would have no part in using my birds in their breeder program. So def get a few opinions of birds you want. (And this was a well respected breeder, too)

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Pros: Friendly, little chickens HUGE personality

Cons: Can be cold intolerent

These little guys are by far the most amusing of my chickens, not to mention, their eggs are snack sized when boiled and perfect for little ones :)

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Pros: easy to care for, friendly, do good in heat, fun to watch, very nice

Cons: good flyers, dont do well in cold, not good layers

I love my Serama! i had a rooster, but he was actually very loud and was "mean" he would come at us all the time, luckily it didnt hurt though because he was so small. We now have a hen and she is wonderful! for her whole first year she lived in a cage and was never handled, then we got her and he could just hold her, pick her up, ect. She was not flighty at all! she lays the tinyiest eggs ever, there so cute!

Serama
Description:

Seramas were developed in Malaysia using many different breeds including Japenese (Chabo) Much work has been done in their development by Mr. Wee Yean Ean of Malaysia. In Malaysia, Serama specialty shows are held every weekend with as many as 400 entries. The Serama is a new breed and has been created within the last 15 years. In 2001, Mr. Jerry Schexnayder imported 135 Seramas. A much smaller import was made by K.J. Theodore previously, but Mr. Schexnayders import was the only one that had enough genetic diversity to sustain development. In 2004, the Serama Council of North America (SCNA) was founded.

Details:
DetailValue
Breed PurposeOrnamental
CombSingle
BroodinessFrequent
Climate ToleranceHeat
Egg ProductivityLow
Egg SizeSmall
Egg ColorLight Brown
Breed TemperamentFriendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
Breed Colors/VarietiesThis breed is not standardized yet. The Serama Council of North America is working towards ABA and APA acceptance of the white serama first. The currently recognized colors of the SCNA are White, Blue, Wheaton, Black-Breasted Red, Black, and Black-Tail Buff. These should be recognized by the ABA and APA after the white serama. A popular variety of the serama is the silkied serama. They are accepted at SCNA sanctioned shows.
Breed SizeBantam
APA/ABA Class
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Ornamental
Comb: Single
Broodiness: Frequent
Climate Tolerance: Heat

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Medium
Egg Size: Small
Egg Color: All colors

Breed Temperament:

Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile, strong flier

Breed Colors / Varieties:

This breed is not standardized yet. The Serama Council of North America has acheived ABA and APA acceptance of the white serama . The currently recognized colors of the SCNA are all colors. These should be recognized by the ABA and APA after the white serama. A popular variety of the serama is the silkied serama. They are accepted at SCNA sanctioned shows.

Breed Details:

Seramas are the smallest breed of chicken in the world. They only need a small cage because they are so tiny. One of the things Seramas are bred for is temperament. They are very personable and enjoy human attention. Most are not very cold hardy and do need protection from the cold. Their feed requirements are no different from any other chicken besides the fact that they need less. It takes 5 average Serama eggs to equal 1 Grade AA Large egg.Most Serama eggs take 19 days to hatch, two days less than a normal chicken egg. Some eggs from very small parent birds have been documented to have hatched at fifteen days. Seramas do not breed true to color. There are over 2500 documented Serama colors in Maylasia. Seramas Should have vertical tails and wings, backs short to the point of looking like they are not there, and a very large chest.

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