Chicken Forum banner

1 - 20 of 37 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,118 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well two of my Serama pullets started laying eggs so it was time to find them a man.... boy did I ever. I can't believe I found this little guy local, I was planning on shipping one in. He is a laugh riot. This bird is the sweetest chicken I have ever met (and my other Seramas are far from skittish!) He literally likes being hugged. It's hilarious. He's in quarantine now but as soon as he gets out he's going to be with two adoring hens. :D I named him Popcorn because I think he may have popped out of an egg with that hairdo!

(Also if anyone wants to give a guess as to his color please do... I saw his father who was solid brown. So pretty. I am thinking maybe he's a mottled dun?)







Here is his two future ladies. (Any guesses to their color is welcome as well.) I am so excited for them.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
138 Posts
Oh wow is he adorable. Can't wait to see their babies. If you are interested in selling a few eggs let me know!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,193 Posts
What a terrific group! And I love the name. What are the girls names? He's a pip alright. Can't wait to see pics when he's done growing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,118 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thanks everyone. :) We'll see how the egg thing goes. I am trying to grow my flock for now but that does seem like an interesting project someday! My original Serama pair is STILL laying. It's been six or seven months. The hen refuses to go broody and my incubation efforts have remained failures (although this last batch should be hatching soon if they are to hatch at all - I did see some development but I am uncertain if it stopped or not. Only the next few days will tell.) The two pullets Popcorn is going in with (Aphrodite and Athena) came from broody lines so I am hoping I won't have to bother with their eggs but we'll see!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
I have a tiny hen like the one on the right. I got her from my niece this fall. She hasnt laid any eggs yet. maybe in the spring.
also in regard to silkies and probably frizzles too they dont have a distictive tail like many types. I have a female silkie and I believe a male and they look identical as far as feathers. The black one has a small bald spot on the back of her neck(from the rooster I believe) the other one doesnt.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,118 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
He has a tail. LoL. I imagine it'll get bigger with age (he was born late October so he's still got time.) I have a Plymouth Rock 'roo who lost his tail this fall to plucking... he looks like a rumpless now as it still hasn't grown in yet. SIGH.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,118 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
My3Cats... my two pullets are six months old and just started laying (but I brought them in the house after this latest cold snap so they got light and warmth..) I think Seramas are somewhat unpredictable with the laying!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Hello everyone! I received these three chicks two weeks ago and they've already grown so much! The woman I got them from said frizzles and silkies can be very difficult to sex and that she had one chicken she was sure was a rooster until she started laying eggs! I'm starting to have my suspicions though already... What do you all think?

Blanche is the biggest and most beautiful (in my opinion!) and my favorite! She's very sweet and loves to be held and cuddled. She's also very brave and like to be high up. I often catch her perched upon the water bottle feeder in their cage!

image-2208584614.jpg

image-837151506.jpg

image-1191614032.jpg

Dorothy is the second largest and has the most developed wattles. She is very brave and combative with Blanche. I've suspected she might be a rooster and have tried not to bond too closely with her in the event I have to re-home her... She is sweet as well however.

image-3954713253.jpg

image-1948434690.jpg

image-186354875.jpg

Rose! She appears to be the most "hen-like" out of the three of them. She is "squatty" and very cuddly and always hides beneath the other two when they are together. She is also very tiny and has the most "frizzles", haha. I am very attached to her already.

image-2336071094.jpg

image-3303651680.jpg

image-9528746.jpg

Here are a couple pictures of Blanche and Rose together for size comparison:

image-611045030.jpg

image-3109152506.jpg

image-3279268925.jpg
 

Attachments

1 - 20 of 37 Posts
Top