Serama

Average User Rating:
4.62791/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Frequent
    Climate Tolerance:
    Heat
    Egg Productivity:
    Low
    Egg Size:
    Small
    Egg Color:
    Light Brown
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    This 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 Size:
    Bantam
    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.
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  • 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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Recent User Reviews

  1. Bluechick2u
    5/5,
    "Wonderful tiny little charactars"
    Pros - Full of personality, steal your heart when you're not looking. Very good at escaping and foraging for themselves. Seem faster per weight than other chickens. Roosters are so tiny they don't crow loud. Can learn to sit on your finger or hand.
    Cons - Doesn't lay very many eggs. Very good at escaping a coop or run
    wasn't planning on having seramas, but once I saw them I had to have them! Like a potato chip, you can't stop at just one, or two, or... well chicken math goes viral with these guys. They have supersized personality inverse to their size. They are brave, very fast and seem smarter than other chickens. When one makes a habbit of greeting you every day, it becomes a beloved pet. They are facinating to watch, and come in so many pattern and colors. These guys really should come with a caution label to view at your own risk, they are addicting! The baby chicks are the size of a small hummingbird.They come in pet quality or show quality, depending on your budget and intent.
    ChickenNerd223 likes this.
  2. austrolover1
    4/5,
    "Wonderful to have!!!"
    Pros - Beautiful, GREAT BROODY AND MOTHER, quiet
    Cons - Flighty
    I have a Buff Serama Bantam, and I love her. She does not love me back, as she was "wild" (raised by people that did not socialize with his chickens AT ALL) for most of her life, though...

    She is a fantastic broody and mother, and recently hatched 5 Rosecomb/Serama bantam chicks! I definitely enjoy raising this breed and recommend it to anyone and everyone, whether it means showing it, or just having it as a pet! [​IMG]
    Overall:
    4.5
  3. RodNTN
    3/5,
    "I love seramas"
    Pros - Very good roosters, not aggressive at all. Good with the hens.
    Cons - Bigger risk of predators because of their small size. Flightly.
    I have one Serama rooster, he is so protective and not aggressive at all. His name is Luigi, he always lets the hens have the treats that i give him. [​IMG]
    Overall:
    3.5
    UkBIRDS and seramasam like this.

User Comments

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  1. MysticChickens04
    They're... so.... TINY. OMG
      Hybridchucks likes this.
  2. Abriana
    Beautiful rooster!
      Hybridchucks and The Angry Hen like this.
  3. Abriana
    Beautiful rooster!
      Hybridchucks likes this.
  4. Hybridchucks
    They look beautiful!
      The Angry Hen likes this.
  5. RebekahTN
    I have been doing some research as I am interested in breeding these for my 5 year old. She LOVES the babies, but as we all know they grow up way to fast. She gravitates toward the runts. She holds, plays with, brings in the house to watch tv and cuddle all of her babies at different times but still prefers the little ones. I thought these might be ideal because they would stay little. (We do have different bantam and standard breeds).
    The lethal gene your breeder is referring to is for short legs.
    What I have found is that if you breed a short let and long leg serama together 1/4 th will die in the shell from the lethal gene, 1/4 th will have carry the short leg gene and 1/2 will be long leg.
    The lethal gene would not be what is causing already born chicks to die from the defect...
  6. PerfectPlumage
    I love seramas! I had one named Chai Latte that was the sweetest, most energy filled little thing. She was older then all my other hens but only 7 inches tall! FULL GROWN! So tiny! When she was a chick she was sooooooooo incredibly tiny.
  7. SportTees
    I hatched one from some tester eggs a few years ago. It is still the only house bird I've ever had! They are great birds I wish I still had a few but I can't find any locally.
  8. chickenchick12
    I want one SO bad! They seem like such great birds and when I get my own house someday I will definitely get some.
  9. MeeMa Brown
    What size egg and how often
      amymae1100 likes this.
  10. shahtir101
    They are bantams, only supposed to weigh 19 OZ at the most. they are super tiny!

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