Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

Recognizing the Differences Between Kate Chicken and Serama Chicken

Recognizing the Differences Between Kate Chicken and Serama Chicken

Kate chicken and Serama chicken are kinds of fancy chicken which is mostly preserved in Indonesia. At the beginning, Kate chicken is first known by many people so that its population is so high. And then, there is also Serama chicken which has similar body and quill tale with Kate chicken but different in the chest and body size. Thus, for more detail, the followings are the differences between Kate chicken and Serama chicken:

Kate Chicken :

  • The body size is commonly bigger
  • The chest is erect (not bunchy)
  • Has various colour, one of them is white
  • The weight of rooster is more than 500gr
  • Commonly has small, tiny and short legs but there are found some with long legs.
  • The characteristic of Kate chicken’s back is long, not really strapping, and seems like a dwarf
  • Kind of endemic species (from various area) in which every area has different types of Kate chicken
Kate Chicken

Kate Chicken

Serama Chicken :

  • The body size is tinier, for an original adult Serama is only in the size of an adult’s fist.
  • Comes from Malaysia
  • Bloated chest
  • The head almost touches the quill tail while inflating chest
  • The colour is mostly black or red
  • The weight is about 350 gr – 500gr
  • Small legs, short, but not midget
  • The characteristic of good Serama is having beautiful quill tail, erect chest, and wings that is straight down
  • Tame, spoiled, and can recognize the owner
  • Has interesting sign, like walking backward, energetic and looks so cute when walking with bloated chest
Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

At this time, there is held contest of Serama chicken in particular cities. This is because it has brave characteristic which is inflating its chest when walking. Allright, these all are the significant differences between Kate chicken and Serama chicken to help you in avoiding mistakes when purchasing. It will be much better if you ask your friend to accompany you while purchasing in the market because both of them look very similar.

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Adult Serama Chicken

The Easy Ways To Breed Serama Chickens To Produce Quality Serama

The Easy Ways To Breed Serama Chickens To Produce Quality Serama

Serama Chicken is a kind of chicken which has tiny posture, strapping with bloated chest. This chicken, that comes from Malaysia, has many admirers in this country. Furthermore, there are a lot of contests which is held in big cities. Therefore, market segment on Serama chicken is widely opened. This of course becomes a profitable business.

Taking care of Serama chicken is rather different than Kate chicken. Its tiny posture causes mating the Serama chickens difficult. The short legs causes difficulty when it comes to penetration while marrying the hen. We should hold Serama chicken’s body to make it easier. You can also mate the hen with some roosters so that the percentages of the fertility can increase. Even though it has tiny body, Serama chicken has a big libido. Since aged 3 months, it has started to learn mating. When it is already aged 5 months, it is ready to mate. However, the exact time to reproduce is about 6-7 months. In a single day, a rooster of Serama chicken can mate the hens more than once. Therefore, you can provide several hens to serve a Serama chicken rooster in a stall.

Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

The eggs productivity of Serama chicken is high enough. In once period, it can produce so many eggs. Unfortunately, Serama cannot brood its all eggs. Its tiny posture causes the eggs will not be incubated and get the warmth evenly. That is why the problem solver for this case is to let other chickens brood Serama eggs or put them in an egg incubation. Sometimes, there is Serama chickens which are not willing to brood the eggs, so the best way is to make a special box to each hen and keep them away from predators. If the hens still do not want to spawn, set strimin wire to the stall around the nesting box. Provide enough woof and let them there in 2 days to get the habit. After more than 2 days, just see the reaction. If they still do not want to brood the eggs, try again the first process.

Serama Chicken Age 3 Month

Serama Chicken Age 3 Month

The woof for Serama chicken is not much different with other fancy chickens which uses voer or BR, red rice, and grits (carbohydrate sources). However, gives Serama voer as little as possible in order to avoid the obesity. Corn functions as the framer of the eggshell which is necessary to give when the hens is getting on the reproduction period. Every once or two days, give 2 crickets en each portion. Besides, bean sprouts or sprouts are also good to give as food additives at Serama’s fertile period. Don’t forget to give Vitamin E everyday.

A Couple Of Serama Chicken

A Couple Of Serama Chicken

To produce superior Serama chickens, you  need to hybridize among Serama types. Even, there are also some people who hybridize them with other chicken types to produce a nice physical appearance.

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Serama Chicken Age 3 Month

Making A Proper Stall To Get Serama Chickens Feel Comfortable

Making A Proper Stall To Get Serama Chickens Feel Comfortable

You as fancy chicken admirers must be unfamiliar with Serama chicken. A lot of fowls which is involved in fancy chicken category such as Poland, Kapas, Bangkok, Sebright, Sebright Gold, Onagadori, Phoenix, Cochin, various type of Turkey (White Turkey, Bronze Turkey, Royal Palm, Bourbon Red, Golden Palm, Self Buff, Black Spanish and Red Pencil, various type of Guinea fowl (Mutiara biasa/ Black Guinea Fowl, White Guinea fowl, Silver Guinea fowl, Plangkok Guinea fowl) which all are not originally Indonesian fowls, including Serama, and so forth. Meanwhile, there are some originally Indonesian fowls such as Pelung, Cemani, Cemani Walik, Kate, Kate Walik, Bekisar, Ketawa, and some other chicken types.

Serama Chicken Age 3 Month

Serama Chicken Age 3 Month

Each fancy chicken has different posture. As a breeder, we are expected to be able of providing a proper and good stall which is suitable with our fowl’s necessity. Stall is such a place for living, reproducing, brooding the eggs, and growing also multiplying the chicks. That is why it should be comfortable, neither too hot nor cold, good ventilation for air circulation, always clean and free from bacterium.

Serama Chicken Age 5 Month

Serama Chicken Age 5 Month

Stall for breeding, the stall immensity is about 1,2m x 2,5m x 1,7m. In a stall, it usually contains of a rooster with 6-8 hens. Its material can be from strimin wire or iron wire. For chicks of Serama chicken which can be separated from their mother, don’t give them umbaran stall (chicken can roam but protected by the barriers) but  special stall with walls although only in one side. You can use ligh bulb of 25 watt as the warmer tool. If the temperature is so low, you can substitute it with 40 watt. Furthermore, the size of the stall depends on chickens’ age and amount. If they are getting bigger, you can move them in a bigger stall.

Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

The stall can be in the form of battery or multistage but not too large in each box. You should calibrate your land area with the amount of your chickens. Of course, you should notice some aspects of the ideal stall.

If Serama chicken is laying, you can put it in a separate stall or in the umbaran stall’s corner. As the base to place the eggs, you can use box from wood or plastic with straw inside. There is a problem for Serama to brood and hatch the eggs. It is impossible for its tiny posture to brood all of its eggs. It is enough 8-10 eggs to brood. The prior eggs can be given to other mothers. For next process, the chicks which are just crack opened can be placed in a box with warmer tool.

A Couple Of Serama Chicken

A Couple Of Serama Chicken

For Serama which will participate in a contest, try to place it in a stall which is separated from other Serama chickens. This aims not to let the rooster mate the hen which can cause the quill fall out. This of course will reduce the score while scoring in the contest of Serama chicken.

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Serama Age 3 Month

The Way To Take Care of Serama Chicken For Contest

The Way To Take Care of Serama Chicken For Contest

A lot of people are interested in breeding Serama chicken because of its tiny body and funny gestures. Yeah, this chicken is originally from neighbour country, Malaysia which has dwarf and tiny posture and it is also claimed as the smallest chicken in the world. The weight of original rooster Serama is only 350 gram, while for the hen is about 300 gram. However, in the evolution through lengthy breeding without any regeneration, this adult Serama chicken has weight up to 500 gram.

Serama Age 3 Month

Serama Age 3 Month

Nowadays, Serama chicken contest is several times held royally in some big cities. For Serama chicken which wins the contest, its price can be millions even tens of millions. When you have superior Serama chicken, especially from quality side and want to join in a contest, the treatment of this chicken is very important so that it can performs well and maximally, especially in its appearance. Yes, appearance becomes a main point to win a chicken contest. Good appearance has characteristics such as agile and aggressive. Before joining the contest, one thing that should be remembered is about the cleanness and the neatness of Serama chicken’s quills because it will be an obligatory estimation. Below are severals tips to care Serama chicken before having contest:

Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

  • To maintain the quill not broken when joining the contest, try not to bundle with the hen (don’t mate them) because it can harm the quill.
  • Keep the stall and chicken clean. Clean the stall, woof and drink places, and the chicken itself regularly by bathing it once in 3 days to keep its quill stay clean.
  • Let your Serama chicken practice to walk in a carpet. If the chicken does not practice it regularly, it will be confuse when it is in the carpet for a contest. It is better to provide green carpet to anticipate Serama chicken’s instinct of pecking it while contest because the chicken thinks that it is grass.d
  • To keep the health, you can let them get sun in the morning, around 08.00 for 30 minutes until an hour. After that, don’t give it drink directly because it can cause snoring disease.
Serama Age 5 Month

Serama Age 5 Month

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Adult Serama Chicken

The Way To Breed Chickens From An Expert

The Way To Breed Chickens From An Expert

A lot of people are interested in breeding Serama chicken because of its tiny body and funny gestures. Yeah, this chicken is originally from neighbour country, Malaysia which has dwarf and tiny posture and it is also claimed as the smallest chicken in the world. The weight of original rooster Serama is only 350 gram, while for the hen is about 300 gram. However, in the evolution through lengthy breeding without any regeneration, this adult Serama chicken has weight up to 500 gram. With tiny size, short legs, often make Serama chicken feel difficult to mate or we find difficulty in breeding this chicken. Thus, below is the explanation of the way to breed Serama chicken from an expert.

Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

It is Bapak Ir. Rudiasfie Cofinal who is an expert of Serama chicken. According to him, the breeding of Serama chicken is slightly hung up because of its short legs which cause difficult penetration when getting mate. Due to this reason, the way of Serama chicken breeding should be noticed done in the incentive way. The woof for Serama chicken is similar with other fancy chicken such as voer, bran, and corns plus vitamin. The stall should be protected from the rain to avoid getting illness easily.

Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

Based on Ir. Rudiasfie Sjofinal’s acknowledgement, he often helps rooster chicken be in the top of the hen’s body.  This technique done by holding the hen chicken then push it to the rooster of Serama chicken. However, there is a requirement, both rooster and hen Serama chickens which are ready to mate should be in the age of minimal 6 months. It will be much better if you choose aged of 8 – 12 months. When you hold the hen’s back, it usually get squat. Besides, he often do a rotation, 1 hen of Serama chicken is for 3 roosters with the time for about 2-3 hours. Through this mating technique, we hope there is a big opportunity for success.

Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

Serama chicken is such a unique. Even though it has tiny size, it has a big lust. When the rooster is already interested in a hen, though it is a bigger hen, the rooster is undaunted. The fertility of Serama chicken is influenced by physical health. Besides, the eggs productivity of the hens is influenced by the weather. If the weather is cold, the productivity is getting lower. It happens because most of the woof is used to produce energy for maintaining the body heat. So, Serama chicken which lives in a cold area should obtain woof with high carbohydrate contents, for example corns.

Serama Age 3 Month

Serama Age 3 Month

When you join Serama chicken contest, don’t mate your Serama chicken. Separate the rooster and the hen of Serama chicken so that they can perform more adventurous in a contest because at that time they will have high lust. This chicken should also be trained to concentrate so that they can perform maximally on stage. They are not allowed to peck the carpet or escape from the stage. Thus, this dwarf chicken should keep the style swanky and produce shrill crow in the catwalk. Actually, taking care of Serama chickens and mating them is not too difficult as long as we always pay attention to the cleanness aspect and give them good woof. Moreover, it will be much better if the woof is mixed with concentrate.

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A Couple Of Serama Chicken

The Way To Make Serama Chicken Brood Naturally

The Way To Make Serama Chicken Brood Naturally

Serama chicken is a fancy chicken which is going public and so many people look for it. This chicken with the shape that seems like Kate chicken has cute characteristics so that many people start to breeding it nowadays. It often inflates its chest like a king, intrepid, and not afraid of its enemy. This chicken is claimed as the tiniest chicken in the world because its standard weight is only about 300 – 400 gram. So tiny for a size of adult chicken, isn’t it? That is why the incubation of Serama chicken becomes a commonly thing to perpetuate its breeding.

A Couple Of Serama Chicken

A Couple Of Serama Chicken

However, to hatch Serama chicken eggs is neither easy not difficult. Why is it so? Because even a fancy chicken breeder who has much experiences often fails to hatch because of some factors. Therefore, it really needs an accuracy, tenacity, and patience to hatch Serama chicken by using incubation machine. The most important thing to be noticed in incubating from machine is fertile eggs, temperature and humidity. If we do not notice only one of them, there will be possibly failed. To measure the humidity level, we use hygro meter. Think also about the condition so that it is not too dry, so it needs full attention in using this machine for incubation.

Serama Chicken Age 3 Month

Serama Chicken Age 3 Month

Then, for those who are busy, incubating Serama chickens naturally will be more easily to do because they will take care of their eggs or chicks. This can be done if Serama chicken mothers are willing to brood their eggs. There also mother of Serama chickens which are not willing to brood their eggs due to some factors. Naturally, all of chicken types which spawns will attempt to brood their eggs until crack opened but there are some crucial cases in Serama chicken because it is a sensitive chicken. Therefore, we need to build a special place for it:

  1. Make a square shaped-box with size length of 40 X Weight of 40 X height of 40 in Serama chicken stall which is going to spawn.
  2. After that, provide straws, or if there is no straws, you can provide dry old cloth, or dry grass as a place to brood the eggs of Serama chicken so that the temperature will be stable.
  3. Put the female Serama chickens in a box and close it with strimin wire for 2 days and don’t move anywhere, give them enough woof and drink.
  4. If Serama chicken hen in this box after 2 days still spawns in other places, just try again step 3.
Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

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Adult Serama Chicken

Serama Chicken from Neighbour Country

Serama Chicken from Neighbour Country

Serama chicken comes from neighbour country which is popular with the tightest body in the world, tinier than Kate’s. Nevertheless, the profit of Serama chicken livestock business is not as tinny as its body. The tinier its body is, the expensive its price is, especially for its movement skill in the catwalk contest which adds more sale value drastically. If it happens, Serama chickens price can reach up to tens of millions. Having business with this type of chicken does not need a large area; so that we can set it as a decoration and also secondary job.

Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

In accordance with the mini size of it, the weight of adult Serama chicken is less than 500 gram for contest. However, the price is high enough for about 1 until 2 millions per couple depends on the quality.

Serama chicken is usually cared as a fancy chicken. Moreover, several Serama contests give contributions in enlivening Serama chicken livestock business.

Adult Serama Chicken

Adult Serama Chicken

Despite of its mini size, this chicken is known as not only active and stylish chicken but also brave. It is not afraid of facing the bigger size of other chicken. Furthermore, its lust is so great.

The problem of Serama chicken livestock is on the mating process even though it has great lust. Because of its mini size, the rooster of Serama chicken is difficult to fertilize the egg so that it needs humans help. Another problem is on the great lust of Serama chicken which causes it acts so brutally. This can cause hen’s quill broken, even death.

Serama Age 5 Month

Serama Age 5 Month

Moreover, Serama chicken Hen only produces few eggs, only 5 – 7 eggs in a month. Thus, doing this business needs more patience from the breeding until mating. However, the result is satisfying enough.

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