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: Extremely friendly, curious, great house pet..

Cons: Can be fragile, because of the small size

Because of size constraints at my house I looked into banty sized birds and discovered Seramas in the process. I never looked back, they are the ULTIMATE pet in my book. They are friendly, fun to watch at play, great lap-dogs, I could go on and on....I take my favorite with in the car, into stores, that allow animals, [great ice breaker]. My Lulu rides on the shopping cart handle at Home Depot. Oh I could go on and on. Mine are strictly pets but there is a growing interest in showing these guys too...
They are NOT cold hardy so you do have to take that into consideration. I am lucky enough to have a hen that is a hatching fool and a great mama . Mine live with two large banty sized hens and there is no problems. They can and will hold their ground if necessary. Don't know how I lived with out them! love.gif

Some of the feathered crew in the coop with their bigger buddies...............
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Pros: Smaller bird takes up less space and less feed, comes in many colors, and has a big personality. Makes a great pet or a show bird! <3 <3 <3

Cons: Not very cold hardy. Have to really educate yourself before buying to be able to recognize good type. Some people have trouble hatching eggs.

Ask me and Ill tell you all about them! Feel free to PM me and Ill share all the info I have absorbed over the years!  :)  You will love them!

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Pros: Very cute, very animated

Cons: chicks have a high mortality rate

I love mine but I wont let my hen hatch another batch due to a great loss of the chicks even up to a year of age, their combs go blue and they diedsad.png

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Pros: very small, very easy to tame

Cons: tiny eggs

These little chickens will steal your heart.  They are so much fun.  Seramas come in a multitude of beautiful colors.  Make great 4-H projects for kids.

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Pros: very friendly, and stunning

Cons: non so far

this is my 1st ever breed of chicken and i love them to bits, they are very easy to keep and lay lots of eggs, would recommend this breed to anyone they are super 

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Pros: friendly easily tamed very funny to watch with their puffed out chests and straight down wings

Cons: hard to incubate small eggs

I di enjoy watching these daring birds strutting around the yard.   they are so sweet and make me laugh at their antics

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
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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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