The Creation Museum’s petting zoo has had Malaysian Serama chickens for several years, and this spring, we are adding five new little Serama chicks to the flock! Zoo staff picked up the chicks two weeks ago and have been caring for them and handling them as much as possible so they are tame and willing to interact with our guests. The chicks will be on display out in the zoo in the next few weeks, as long as the temperatures stay warm.
Malaysian Seramas are one of the world’s smallest breeds of chicken; when fully grown, they weigh a pound or less! The breed was developed in Malaysia within the last 50 years. In general, the Serama is known for its calm and friendly disposition. Even the roosters are quite friendly, and in Malaysia they are often kept as house pets! There are three feather variations in Serama chickens: straight feather, frizzle, and silked. One of the zoo’s new chicks is a frizzle male; when fully grown, this rooster’s feathers will look quite a bit different from those of his flock mates!