Serama Chicks from Kbbeale

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by kbbeale, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a thread to report in on your serama chicks/chickens from me! Everyone has had such great luck with hatching these cuties - I'm sure we'd all love to see pictures and stories on them! Thanks so much everyone!
     
  2. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

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    Here are mine! I think one may be a pullet and the other a cockerel? The pictures do not do justice to the rich colors...
     
  3. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Hi all!

    I got a dozen serama eggs from Kristen back in February - Kristen offered to send extras, but I didn't have room in the incubator for any more eggs, so I told her to keep it at 12.

    Of the 12, ALL were fertile, but only 8 hatched. I understand that serama eggs can be alittle temperamental, and shipping can greatly affect hatch rates, so, although I was disappointed that the 4 didn't make it out of the egg, I was not surprised by it. All in all, I was very pleased, and I would HIGHLY recommend Kristen's serama eggs to anyone!

    As a side note, I got a variety of colors from this batch, but I don't know the technical terms for their coloring... 1 is black, 2 are black and white (one about half and half, and one about 90% black, looks like he's wearing a tux), 1 looks like Kristen's mottled hen on her website, 2 look like they are wheaten (not sure tho), and 2 look kinda mille de fleur-ish. At Easter time, I gave three of the chicks to a friend, and her family is now as hooked on seramas as I am!!!

    Sorry Kristen - I know I promised you some pics a long time ago! I'll try and take some later and post them here, ok? *IF* I can remember how to do it, that is... LOL!!! Oh, and I need to talk to you about your EE's and silkies too, ok? I'll PM you later tho...

    Kathy
     
  4. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Here are the same Serama chicks (above) at a little more than eight weeks age. The male is 6 oz and the female a little past eight oz. They are so pretty. The male looks like he will be a bit smaller than the female. I love the colors coming out in them.


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    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  5. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those little ones are cool [​IMG]
     
  6. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    I hope you all excuse the bathroom pose, lol. I needed a place to take pictures where my dogs would not pose a threat, lol.
     
  7. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How awesome!!! I'm so thrilled to see some of my grandchicks!!!! [​IMG]

    Keep 'em coming.....there's a ton of other people out there that have my grandchicks. I wanna see pics!!!! [​IMG]

    Kristen
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    i've seen Cat's seramas in person and they are uber tiny! and adorable of course!

    i would highly recommend eggs from Kbbeale after seeing the chicks myself. lovely.
     
  9. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is the serama cockerel in the second pic being compared to a japanese? If so, then WoW, seramas ARE tiny! If they're both seramas, then why is the pullet so much bigger than the cockerel?

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  10. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Both birds are Seramas from eggs Kbbeal sent me. I only ordered 6, and they came all the way from Texas to Michigan in the coldest part of winter. Most were fertile, one died a day after hatching and the 2 remaining are the two pictured above.

    Seramas are the smallest breed of chicken and come in 3 different classes of size. My male looks like he may be a smaller size than the female. If I understand correctly, any of the sizes can result from any size bird, but rarely to the smallest size prove fertile. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2009

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