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Serama's and Silkies

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Looking to expand my flock with some smaller breeds. I wanted to make a chicken tractor with 4-6 hens.  My daughter is in 4H and I think we have decided to try out some silkies and seramas.  Has anyone mixed these two together? I know they are not very cold tolerant, we live near Seattle so doesn't get too cold most days. At what temp do they need a heat lamp? Also, anyone know of a local breeder?  Last question - we are new to APA standards for showing- any direction you can give on what to look for/avoid in these breeds would be great!  TIA

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Hi! :frow I'm in the process of researching the serama breed as well. I'm NO expert for sure! I've been told that they don't care to be below 40 deg F and that gentle temperament is part of the breed standard. Sounds to me like a great breed for a 4-H project. Here's a link where I found a wealth of information.  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=serama+

Keep me posted! 

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Thank you for the link! Still researching, but looks like the serama's might be a bit too aggressive to put with silkies?  Need to go to a breeders show and ask some questions!

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