Can Seramas live happily in pairs?

Can I Keep A Serama Pair?

  • Yes, They Make Great Pairs

    Votes: 7 77.8%
  • No, They'd Hate That

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I Think It Would Be Grand

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • I Don't Think It's A Good Idea (Here's Why)

    Votes: 1 11.1%

  • Total voters
    9

SulkyBantam

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I used to have 2 Serama hens. They live in about a metre sq. cage indoors, with a little covered run outside for warmer days. Sadly, one of my hens got a lung sac infection and passed away.

As you can imagine, the hen left behind is crying for her friend, sitting on the perch where her friend was all day and is very lonely.

The breeder I got her from only has roos (well cockerels actually) left. I always wanted a Serama roo. I have a soft spot for bantam roos, but have only had Japanese not Seramas.

Can they live happily in pairs?
I've heard so. My hen would, I think, like a boyfriend, and maybe one day I'd hatch some eggs.

Now, I know about the kind of adolescent phase these roos get between about 3 and 5 months of age. I'd want to get one older, and by a stroke of luck, the breeder has one about the age of my hen herself, about 6 or 7 months old. They may even remember each other

I used to have a Japanese bantam pair and they really loved each other. I was so heartbroken when they were killed. The mamma was a lovely mother to their (foster) chicks too and their daddy a wonderful father.

Any warnings or advice?
Thanks!
 

Johnny17

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Bantams work much better in small groups than large breeds. Personally, I do not see any problem with making a couple. I have several birds like this without ever any problem.
 

SulkyBantam

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Ok thank you! Just worried about over-mating... but personally I think she'd like it, whenever she sees my roos she tries to get out of her run to them especially when they titbit.
 

SulkyBantam

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I kind of want to get it as soon as possible, I really don't want her pining away. She's spending far too much time crying for her friend.
 

SulkyBantam

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By they way, how loud do they crow in YOUR experience? Some people say loudly, other say really quiet.
They sleep indoors, so, yeah. Their cage is covered in thick blankets until I get up though.
 

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