You’ll often read how small serama chicks are, but it can be difficult to determine scale from a photo that only shows seramas.
This week at Oregon Serama, we happen to be brooding two sets of babies off the same heat lamp, so it’s a great time to show you just how tiny these chicks are!
On the right are 4 one day old seramas.
On the left are 7 blue laced red wyandotte chicks and 1 buff sebright chick (another small bantam breed) at the top. We just bought these chicks a few days ago. They’re probably a little over a week old and very typical of the chick size you see at the feed store. In fact, because they’re bantams they’re still smaller than large fowl chicks.
Here’s another snap from last fall. We hatched seramas, 1 bantam cochin and 2 chicks that were a cross of bantam cochin and large fowl orpington. Here the chicks are a couple days old and you can also see how quickly the wing feathers come in on serama chicks.
As they grow, the size difference becomes increasingly apparent. Here are the two cochin/orp cross chicks beside a serama cockerel at one month old.
At roughly 5.5 months old these birds are close to their full-grown size and the cochin/orp pullet now dwarfs him.
So now you know what to expect if you’ve been thinking about hatching serama eggs.
The small size of the breed can make these chickens difficult to hatch, but they are a total joy and worth the bit of extra effort.
Happy Hatching! ❤