The Malaysian Serama bantam is the smallest breed of chicken in the world, weighing less than 500g. They are the result of crossing Japanese bantams with Malaysian bantams. The modern version of this breed was created in the early 1970s by WeeYean Een from Malaysia but the origins of the breed are reputed to date back to the 1600s. They are supposedly named after the Thai king, Raja Sri Rama, who, like these little birds, was renowned for his majestic appearance and proud carriage. There are 3 categories for this breed and they are graded according to their weight with the smallest and most desirable weighing just 350g. They are very upright little birds with a small neat comb. The breast is high and pushed upwards with the wings almost touching the ground, giving the impression that they are standing to attention and the tail is held at 90° so that it almost touches the back of the head.They come in all colors and don’t breed true to any color or even size, with some chicks being very tiny and others being larger than their parents. They mature at 16-18 weeks and are all year round egg layers.They make great "broody" hens and mothers will hatch just about every egg you put under them!
Serama are very friendly little birds and actually crave human attention! We have dubbed them the "Yorkie" of the chicken world as they love to be held and carried around. Due to their compact size and sweet nature, Serama make excellent 4H projects for Juniors, and Serama table top exhibitions are gaining popularity all over the country making them a great little show bird! We love our Seramas and our ranch will never be without these sweet, fantastic birds!
Serama chick price- $25.00