About the Serama Chicken

amy elizabeth | TBN Ranch

The Serama are characterized by their upright posture, full breast, vertical tail feathers held upright and tight up to the body and vertical wings held down nearly touching the ground.

T
hey are the smallest breed of chicken in the world. Typically under 500g,  however, 450 grams, and under 350g are preferable. This breed was developed in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, it is thought, from crossing Japanese bantams and local Malaysian bantams.

The Serama is promoted by a couple organizations in the U.S. One is known as the the American Serama Association and Serama Council of North America.
The American Serama as put forth by the Serama Council of North America has now gained acceptance by the American Poultry Association and the American Bantam Association as of April 2011.

Resources
ASA  Color Standards
New! Hatching Eggs  My Pet Chicken
Americ
an Serama Association  Breeders Listings

Pros: Intelligent, very small & easy to tame. Cons: May need extra care as chicks, good flyers, tiny eggs

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About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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2 Responses to About the Serama Chicken

    • tbnranch says:

      Agree, they ‘re beautiful, I did a lot of research on them because I’d like to raise them… but I’m not fond of their ability to take flight. My birds are all free roam, don’t want to count heads every day to make sure none took flight into the neighbors yard!

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