I have gotten birds from Jerry before. They were covered in lice and mites and the roo died a few months later of an unknown sickness (i believe mareks) i personally would never order from Jerry again because it was heartbroken to try and help that rooster only to watch him die.
Then do you think that I should cancel my order of birds right now? I'm scheduled to get a trio and eggs any day now. Is there a possibility that your birds had Mareks and became immune to it and when the seramas came in it got them infected? I also know that the stress of shipping and being in a new place can kill birds. ( I know from experience) What did you use to get the mites off?
Jerry is the person who brought the serama into the U.S. He also owns the largest flock of seramas in the U.S. He is supposed to be a good breeder. Anna Ballard the judge recommended me to him to get a trio of seramas from him. From my understanding he is a great man. He sends a pair or trio to youth that request them.