A week or so ago, I sold quite a few of my hens and birds from my Christmas/New Year’s Hatch, and was so pleased at the public’s reaction! I had one woman write me about frizzled serama temperaments…
“Right now I have two little frizzle bantam cochins and they are VERY handsome but as mean as can be! I have four little boys and would LOVE to find a breed that has sweeter roos. I’ve always been intrigued with Seramas but now I’m just to the point that I’m sick of getting flogged and pecked and attacked by my mean little unappreciative spoiled rotten little frizz.boys! What’s your thoughts on Seramas with kids & me! Do the roos get feisty and nasty? ”
I answered her, and the next day she wrote:
“This sounds great…so in your experience the roos would stay pretty friendly for me & my kids? The other day I foud my four yr. old trapped in the corner of the barning crying b/c my one frizz roo would’nt stop attacking him! I tried to step in and defend my son and Mr. Fluffy(the roo) started attacking me and refused to quit even when I was carefully kicking him away…so my cockapoo(sweetheart of a dog) stepped in to defend both of us and he attacked her until she was laying on the ground wimpering! Not fun! At that point I decided that Mr. Fluff would be forever banished to his own spoiled rotten breeding pen with his girls(who is is VERY nice to?) this works out fine but every time I have to feed/water/or collect eggs he tries to attack me! I’m just so DONE with this guy! He already killed another baby roo when he was just 6wks old and a few mths. ago tried to kill my other frizz roo (who by the way is becoming more and more aggressive?) I’ve recently read that frizz roos can be this way. My girls are sweethearts! Anyway, I Know there are NO gaurantees on personality but I guess in general could you say seramas are better than frizzle cochin roos?”
Now, I have to tell you all, that I just LOVE my roos, they have the sweetest temperments! I naturally conveyed this to Keri in my email, and she ended up buying one of my frizzled roos, 2 pullets, and one laying hen. Well, “Rusty”, who has been renamed “Rainbow” by five-year-old Ben, has been a big hit with Keri and her children…Here is an excerpt from her after she received her birds…
“Hey Juliette! Here are a few pics that I took the other day…I wanted to share them with you! By the way, “Twinkling Star”(yes her name has been upgraded from just “Star” by Ben)…layed another egg so now I have 2 Serama eggs in my bator!!! Sooo exciting! Rainbow was crowing for the first time this morning!!! Adorable!!! So I think that means their getting settled in to their new home! Right now they are very comfy in a pop up tent in my sunroom(What did your son say about “Tent City!!!)…but I’m in the process of finding them a very large bird cage so that can be their permanent home! I like them being in the sunroom b/c it’s separate from the rest of the house but I know they are safe and sound and it’s easy to just go in and check on them and sneak them into the house during the day (Shhhh…not a peep of this to my Hubby!) But I must admit that Rainbow enjoyed snuggling up on Ben’s lap yesterday and watching some TV!(as you can clearly see in the one pic Rainbow’s eye’s are closed b/c he fell asleep!) Ok…talk soon! You’re welcome to use any pics I send you on your site! Blessings, Keri”
And, here are some pics of Ben, her young son, holding Rainbow (he really did fall asleep!)…
Is he not adorable?
And this is S-O-O-O what it’s all about!!!
My latest hatch turned 2 weeks old today, and lo and behold, I actually have some blue seramas!!! They range from light to dark blue, smooth and frizzled…too early to be sure what they’ll really end up looking like, but I am hopeful! I was also trying to get some orange barring going from my orange-barred roo, Sunshine, but no such luck. It seems like he might have given me, however, a blue or black barred chick, can’t tell for sure, along with two solid white chicks (Like, Really???)
I cannot, I repeat, cannot tell you how much FUN I’ve been having with my Seramas!!! Hours and hours of sheer enjoyment!!! The endless surprises of color combinations is mind-boggling! They bring me such joy, and I know it sounds so-o-o trite, but I love being able to pass that joy on in the form of sweet, friendly, Seramas!