Do you hatch Serama eggs the same way as standard chicken eggs?

delsi64

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
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I tried to hatch Serama eggs, but with no luck. I haven't had very good hatches yet, but some have hatched. But none of my Seramas hatched. They seemed to develop and I heard a couple of them peeping but then nothing. I was just wondering if you have to do anything special for these little chicks. Thanks
 

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
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77
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My Coop
Hi! I'm sorry you are having bad luck hatching Serama.
Here, I treat them like any other chicken egg and they hatch well.

I read something here the other day about a Serama 'lethal gene', but I was unaware that Serama HAD the potential for a 'lethal gene'.

Just keep trying and you'll get there.
Good luck!
Lisa
 

Serama

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 10, 2009
55
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Alberta, CANADA
Serama do not breed true to size. The very tiny size seems to be a recessive gene, so an A sized bird can come from B and C sized parents.



Serama come in all colors and do not breed true to any one color.



The complete ancestry of the Serama is uncertain, but the Red Jungle Fowl, the Common Malaysian Village Bantam (a hodge’ podge’ of many breeds), the Japanese Bantam, and the Silkie are likely contributors.



Serama mature at 16-18 weeks.



Serama have a incubation period of 19 to 21 days.



Serama cannot handle temperatures below 40 F degrees.



The term "type" refers to the outline or silhouette of the bird.


Links



Jerry's Seramas

http://www.jerrysseramas.com/index.html



US Serama club

http://www.serama.us/



Serama Council of North America

http://www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com/



serama on: Feather Site – The Poulrty Page

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sri/BRKSri.html





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Mature Cocks Mature Hens

Class A - up to 350 grams (12.35 oz.) Class A - up to 325 grams (11.46 oz.)
Class B - up to 500 grams (17.64 oz.) Class B - up to 425 grams (14.99 oz.)
Class C - up to 600 grams (21.16 oz.) Class C - up to 500 grams (17.64 oz.)
Class D - up to 750 grams Class D - up to 600 grams

Cockerels - One Class Only
150 to 350 grams (5.29 to 12.35 oz.)

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Regardless of sex - up to 150 grams (5.29 oz.)
 

BluegrassSeramas

Serama Savvy
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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12
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Central Kentucky
Quote:Uh...
Thanks for all the random info.......lol
I treat mine the same as other chickens too, but stop turning them on the 17th day.
If you hear peeping, maybe they are too small to get out very well, or another problem...???
Some people dont help, but if you wanted, you could chip out a tiny hole in the shell to help them out ----if you hear peeping and nothing happens for an hour or so. Just stop if you see blood and put a little wet paper towel on it.
I try to take the shell and leave the membrane to see whats going on in there, but I dont really do this much. If mine peep, they pip.
Just brush up on your candling, maybe hand turn them carefully 2+ times a day, and watch the temps and humidity when you go.
The lethal gene is supposedly from the Chabo ancestors....lethal white I think it is...no thats overo paint horses...Hmmmm....its a diluted gene maybe??
 

rebecca10782

Songster
11 Years
Apr 24, 2008
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Maybe it has to do with were you are getting your eggs?
I hope I have better luck, I have about 16 under four hens right now. They are first time setters, but they are very intent on hatching something out, so I ordered some Serama eggs for them to hatch. I have never seen them off of their eggs, but they must be taking breaks because they are healthy and happy
 

TNBEARCHICK

Songster
7 Years
Feb 17, 2012
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241
Johnson City, Tennessee
I have some on day 14 and today was the first candling. They didn't seem to be as developed as I like by day 14 but, I do understand they are extremely small compared to everything else I have. I am on edge to see if they are successful in hatching. My daughter wanted them to breed for our collection. Will let you know when hatch day comes as to how they turn out.
 

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