Serama chicken is also known as Malaysian Serama. The chicken comes from Malaysia, especially from the Kelantan state. It is an ornamental breed and famous as smallest chicken breed among all of chickens breed around the world. Their weight is less than 500 grams in average. Further, it is chicken breed that is created through crossing of local Malaysian bantams and Japanese bantams. Commonly, the chicken can be pet for pleasure or for production. Although the world recognizes the chicken, they are not that famous in their native place.
Since there are many people who are interested in keeping the chicken as chicken breed, it is good to know about the chicken further. Let’s get started from the physical characteristics. As mentioned before, they are known to be the smallest chicken breed. As stated before, the weight can be less than 500 grams, but it can be smaller in their native place. Serama chicken in its native area is available less than 250 grams. What a small one, right? Overall, their appearance looks like an archangel chicken and brave warrior. It can be said like that since its breasts is pushed upwards and high enough. Additionally, the wings almost touch the ground.
In the USA, there is a range of Serama chicken size that is made to group the chickens. According to SCNA, A class is for hens with 11 ounces or 325 grams and cocks with 13 ounces or 350 grams. B class is for hens with 14 ounces or 425 grams and cocks with 16 ounces or 500 grams. C class is for hens with 17 ounces or 525 grams and cocks with 19 ounces or 600 grams. There are additional sizes: cockerels (up to 16 ounces or 500 grams) and pullets (u to 14 ounces or 425 grams).
Now, it is about the chicken behavior. As mentioned earlier, it can be a house pet since it is not afraid with human. They are friendly and safe to be a house pet. The mature chicken is in age 16 to 19 weeks and the hens can lie for all year round. It lays light brown eggs and the size tends to be small. In addition, the chicken can adapt well in hot climates because they are from tropic area. Yet, they can live well in cold climates with special care. As an ornamental and chicken breed, the life span of Serama chicken is 7 to 10 years.