Serama Breeding Progamme
Well the Serama breeding has had a good response. Of the 11 fertile eggs for hatching, I have 5 lovely seramas. Born a week ago they are two white one brown and white and one grey mottled effect and a pure black one. So far, I think that the black one is a male bird the others no idea what sex they are yet.
All well and eating I just gave them their first mealie worms, freeze dried that is. The chicks ran about carrying the small pieces of crunchy worm in their tiny beaks. so theyre very alive, well and cheeping as loudly as they can.
The Mum is a broody called Smoky who is a lilac pekin bantan its her second clutch she is rearing for me and is an excellent mum to the searama. Theyre really tiny and as she is a very feathered hen, with deep featehred feet whch make a great nesting area for the babies. There are plenty of warm spaces under her chest and wings too.
Lilac Pekin Bantam Hen