Whats cuter than the worlds smallest chicken breed? Why, the worlds smallest chicken breed with silked feathers of course! Introducing, the silked serama, the perfect breed for any chicken lover who has a small space to work with or for those of us who dream of having little house chickens fluffing about the home. Demure in disposition while boasting high beauty. These birds hold up well with all of our breeds if put in a mixed flock but really do make a darling group all of their own.
These birds are so gentle they have been used as therapy chickens for senior citizens with dementia here in Sonoma County. They are happy to sit on a warm lap or poke about in the understory of some trees.
The sounds they make are very pleasing to the ear and the eggs the females lay are roughly 1/2 the size of a regular chicken egg.
Our silked serama have a few smooth feather hens in with their group for company. There is a 20% chance that your serama will grow up to have smooth feathers like a traditional chicken but the size and sweetness will be the same.
If you have been wanting silkie chickens but have been turned off from the fuzzy legs and feet this will be your dream breed. We will be offering our silked serama in limited quantities in the following colors: buttercream, mottled, black and grey. Hatching them is a wee bit trickier than smooth feathered seramas and it is for that reason we are not offering hatching eggs from our serama. Serama are also quite smaller than our other breeds of chicks and for this reason we do not ship our serama – they are only available for pickup directly from the farm.
Quick Breed Stats
Egg Color: cream
Egg Bloom: sometimes the eggs can have a pink tint
Egg Size: slightly larger than a quail egg
Egg Texture: smooth
Egg Production During Spring and Summer: moderate – low 2-4 eggs when not being broody
Meat Production: not suited for meat or high egg production. This breed is best kept as companions and pets.
Heat Tolerance: very good if shade is provided
Cold Tolerance: not very high, would need ample protection from snow.
Disposition: extremely patient, sweet, smart and curious. Complete lap chicken Will come running for treats.
Weeks to Maturity: 22
Free Range Ability: not very predator wise, best to keep an eye on them when free ranging or have them in a mixed breed flock for protection.