1 DZ SERAMA EGGS from Class A, B & C stock - 3 DAY AUCTION!!!

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  1. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    I brought my serama flock indoors for the winter, and they think its summertime!!! My incubator is full of their eggs (which are developing nicely!), so I thought I'd offer some for sale.

    Auction Details:

    This listing is for exactly 12 serama eggs, which are guaranteed to be fresh at the time of shipping, and fertile to the best of my knowledge. I will pack them so that they are snug and insulated, but please note that I cannot guarantee their viability once they reach their destination or your hatch rate, because of circumstances beyond my control after they leave my hands (such as temperature extremes and rough handling in transit, incubation temp/humidity variations and fluctuations, broody behavior, etc...).

    I will ship these eggs via Priority Mail, with delivery confirmation, to the lower 48 states only - S&H is $15.00, so be sure to add that amount to your winning bid when you send payment (via Paypal only, please - to [email protected]).

    Payment is due when this listing ends on Sunday, so that I can ship the following morning. If you would like to arrange another shipping day, thats fine, just notify me ASAP - but I prefer to ship on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays ONLY, so that your eggs are not as likely to get stuck sitting in a closed postal facility on a Sunday.


    About My Birds:

    I started putting my little serama flock together in 2008. Originally, I hatched eggs and acquired young birds from some very reputable breeders, grew them out and kept the very best back for breeding. I hatched and culled a LOT along the way, and have now settled on what I believe to be a very nice little flock of beautiful seramas, both in type and temperament.

    My present flock includes mostly Class B birds, but there are a few A's and C's as well, and I've had excellent fertility and hatch rates from them, even with the tiniest of eggs. Most have yellow legs, but some have willow, and all are smooth/normal feathered. Their colors and patterns cover a wide range: buff and white columbian, golden duckwing, buff and black mottled, barred, somewhat "laced", "wheaten-ish", solid black, and more. Since I currently house my flock together as one group, there really is no telling what colors they will produce.

    I should say that, because I'm now several generations into breeding seramas, I will not claim that my flock came from anyone else's lines but my own. And I do not try to "pose" my birds for photos - I prefer to let them act naturally in front of the camera. This may not be the best policy when it comes to photographing seramas, but its the one that I'm most comfortable with.

    I will also add that in my experience, seramas change a LOT as they grow, and they generally get better with age. I like to wait until they reach 6 months old before even attempting to evaluate them for the first time, and I don't consider them fully mature and filled out until they're 15-18 months. So please keep in mind that some of these photos are of very young birds, before they reached their prime:

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    PLEASE NOTE: There *could be* a slight chance of getting what may be "booted" seramas from these eggs. In early 2010, a friend hatched some eggs from some birds she bought from me, and a couple of her chicks hatched with lightly feathered legs and outer toes. I started a thread on here on BYC to ask for opinions (which can be found at https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=314990), but the responses were inconclusive. The breeders of my original stock said they never saw this in their hatches, and have assured me that their stock was pure at the time I bought mine from them. The chicks in question eventually "grew out" of the feathers and became a clean legged - but they were sold as juveniles and were NOT used for breeding. So, although I believe that chicks with feathered legs from these eggs is highly unlikely, I should be totally honest and say that it *could be* possible - and if it does happen, they may not stay feather legged for long.

    I think that covers everything, and then some... PM me or post here if you have any questions. Thanks for looking, and happy bidding!!!
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  3. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Quote:Thanks, I knew that - I just don't know whether the chicks in question would have been considered booted or if they could have produced booted seramas. I just mentioned this because I didn't want any surprises when someone hatches these eggs! [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Thanks, I knew that - I just don't know whether the chicks in question would have been considered booted or if they could have produced booted seramas. I just mentioned this because I didn't want any surprises when someone hatches these eggs! [​IMG]

    Good to know [​IMG] I think the first 'booted' seramas basically had feather stubs on their feet, and not many at that. But who knows [​IMG]
     
  5. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    LOL I have the twin of your 5th hen up from the bottom [​IMG]

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  6. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Quote:LOL! Almost! She's pretty!
     
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  7. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Thanks, That pic makes her look more like she has an orange tint to her but shes really the exact color of yours lol
     

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