It is believed that the Serama’s ancestry dates back to as way back as the 1600s, being associated with the like of the then Thai King, name of Sri Ama. But the modern Serama of today was created by someone by the name of Wee Yean Een around 1970.
He mixed other bantam breeds, eventually arriving at what is our light weighted Serama today.You will find a couple of thousand different color varieties of the Serama Chicken in Malaysia which have been documented.
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Serama Chicken | Breed Profile
Country of origin:
Bantam Cock: Up to 500g, Hen: Up to 500g.
Calm, Manageable, Assertive, Confident
Brassy Back, Crele, Blue, Brown Red, others
Egg production (annual):
Characteristics Of The Serama Chicken
The Serama Chicken is known as being the smallest chicken around in the bantam category in the world. The Serama cocks only stand as high as about 10 inches from the ground.
They have sizes such as A or B, C and D and you even get a Micro Serama chicken. With their efforts to get the breed even smaller, people have encountered more breeding problems with this chicken breed. Therefore, the most popular birds are the B and C sized birds.
They are good mothers too, taking good care of their little chicks. The Serama has a puffed out chest, a short back and high tailed. The wings point right down when it’s alert and attentive. Their bodies are well-muscled.
The Serama has a single comb, small or medium sized, standing vertically. The main colors seen in the Serama are white, buff, red black (with blue and green sheen), partridge, blue, wheaten, chocolate, barred/cuckoo, mottled, duck-wing, spangled.
The comb, face and wattles are bright red, with bright eyes. The hens weigh in at around 8-17 ounces and the cocks weight in at around 10-19 ounces.
The Serama chicken makes a wonderful pet. They are chickens that are not expensive to raise and breed with. They only eat around a pound of their normal chicken food in a month.
The Serama is a friendly bird, enjoying company when humans are kind and attentive to them. They’re assertive, confident and bold. With the right handling they are not aggressive at all.
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