Serama

aka Sri Rama

A Black & White cock weighing about 250 grams
Photo courtesy of T. L. Chuah

This breed was developed in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, apparently from crossing Japanese bantams and some local Malaysian bantams. The birds are tiny and must weigh less than 450 grams, under 350g being preferable. The breed was named after the Thai king Rama, because of its proud carriage: it carries itself erect, with an upright tail and protruding breast.

Over the past 20 years, a Mr. Wee of Kelantan, Malaysia, has done much work to standardize the breed.

Seramas can appear in almost any color. They are not color bred in Malaysia, so there is no standard for this.


Breed clubs:

Serama Council of North America
Jerry Schexnayder
PO Box 159
Vacherie, LA 70090

Serama Club of America

U.S. Serama Club

National Serama Club and Registry

World Serama Federation

American Serama Association

Serama Club of Great Britain

Serama Club The Netherlands (De Seramaclub van Nederland) -- some pages in English also


Serama Links:

See the Serama bantams at Shagbark Bantams

Malaysian Serama bantams

The British Serama Bantam Community forum

Booted Serama at myminifarm.com

This page is mostly in Dutch (but some parts are in English, also), but it has lots of nice pictures

Dario's Bantam Barn

Paradise Seramas

Wight Seramas and Bantams

Seramas at Flying A Farm

Stapo's Seramas (Ireland)

The Country Chicken

Lucky Touch Seramas

Seramas at Our Flybabies

Jerry's Seramas

Pixie Chick


A nice Black & Brown cock
Photo courtesy of T. L. Chuah

A Brown Serama male weighing around 308 grams
Photo courtesy of T. L. Chuah

A Serama hen
Photo courtesy of H. S. Wong

Two Serama roosters
Photos courtesy of Brian Sparks

Two Serama eggs with a quail egg for comparison
Photo courtesy of H. S. Wong

Two more next to a quarter
Photo courtesy of JP Lawrence

A Wheaten Serama hen
Photo courtesy of Lee Fairleigh

A Black-tailed Buff Serama rooster
Photo courtesy of Brian Reeder

Six-month-old cockerel and pullets
Photos courtesy of H. S. Wong

Mottled (left) and Silver Birchen Serama roosters
Photos courtesy of Lee Fairleigh

A 248gm Serama male
Photo courtesy of Brian Sparks

Here's another Serama male
Photo courtesy of Norman Man

A Serama hen (left) and pullet
Photos courtesy of Brian Sparks

Another Serama cockerel
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Bryant

A Black Serama cockerel
Photo courtesy of Norman Abd Rahman

Best Serama hen at a UK show
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Mille Fleur Serama rooster
Photo courtesy of Norman Abd Rahman

A Serama hen
Photo courtesy of Norman Abd Rahman

Another Serama male
Photo courtesy of Patrick Buck and Bluegrass Seramas

A Mottled Serama rooster
Photo courtesy of Brian Reeder

A Spangled Serama rooster
Photo courtesy of Brian Reeder

Laura's Seramas: Elrond and his ladies
Photos courtesy of Laura Phillips

A Silkie-feathered Serama rooster
Photo courtesy of H. S. Wong

And a Silkie-feathered Serama pullet
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

Another Silkie-feathered Serama, a six-month-old cockerel
Photo courtesy of Julie's Parrotdise

Silkie-feathered Serama hen and rooster
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

And here's a couple of Serama Frizzle roosters, with plain hens
Photos courtesy of Jessi Wilbers / Bluegrass Seramas


A 12.75 gram Serama chick next to a Casio watch and some keys
Photo courtesy of H. S. Wong

Or with a 9-volt battery
Photo courtesy of Marke Exotics

Two closer shots of Serama chicks
Photos courtesy of Marke Exotics

Two more Serama chicks
Photos courtesy of Cathy Hill

Another Serama chick
Photo courtesy of Hristo Lukanov


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