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.
- Breed Purpose:
- Climate Tolerance:
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- 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:
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.