Tiny little Calico Millie Serama has a name change!

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Well... Little Millie Serama is still so tiny, but she started developing a waddle and a really red comb! Hmmmm, it was housed as always with its nest mate who was just a little bigger but a cross breed roo that knew he was a Roo from the beginning!
Never once has Millie even tried to crow so oooooooooo, I assumed I had a little hen for sure!

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Since winter was approaching and I had culled down My Seramas to Millie and two more Hens Chickopea and....

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

........Sweet Tater.
I decided to separate the girls from the boys for the winter and give them a snug home in the brooder cage with a 40 watt light. Open the house door so that they could choose to stay in the warmth or go out onto the run as needed! I kept the Roos, old Copper Jack and Carrot , in the larger chicken run with a bantam Hen to keep them company.

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

The Rest of the Story as you might have already guessed......... Millie decided with the new company that it was definitely time to assert his (ahem) Manly-ness! Yep Millie's new name is now Calico Serama!! He is surely a little devil with the girls !

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

The girls havent been at all interested in laying since Spring and early summer.........but now!!!!!!!

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Hee Hee!! Even Little Chickopea, who I thought coulnt lay any more, layed her usual little tiny Hiccup eggie, then as you can tell from the different colors to these eggs , we have two from Tater and two from Chicky-baby!!
No I dont plan on letting them hatch, Just tickled to death that they arrived!! I cant wait for Spring now!!!

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Bridgewater, ME

Thanks for all those great pics,so nice to hear them chicken names again.I`ll be glad when my girls all start laying again,I have never seen such an awful molt as this one,some were almost naked in spots,they are just starting to get there feathers back,good thing we have had mild weather here,in the 60`s today unheard of for us this late in the season but loving every minute of it and so are the girls they got to free range all afternoon and get bugs and stuff.

Richmond, TX

Great illustrated chicken report, thanks!

My girls are molting worse than usual this year too. There are not many eggs, just lots of feathers!

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

I just love the seramas! I wish I could have a couple here.... maybe in the spring, hopefully.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Hmmmm, My orps and marans moulted but the Seramas and my one big ole Brahma never did!

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

All but my bantams have gone into full dramatic moult in the last month. It looks like they exploded - feathers everywhere!
Eufaula - do you ship serama eggs?

Bridgewater, ME

Is there anyone on here that sell fertile eggs,silkie or orpingtons?

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

strange it is so cold and they want to molt. Crazy birds.

Eufaula glad things are looking up for you.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Hi Tamberlin! Sure Id be happy to send you some eggies,! I would wait until warmer weather though. we have had temps in the 20's and back into the 70's for over two weeks now.....crazy weather...not good for eggies!!

donna thank you! Ive reduced my flocks so drastically that it doesnt even seem like my little farm. All my babies are now cooped into 3 areas and do not get to free range any longer. As soon as I can get my caregiving travels , to my Parents, on a better schedule, I hope to get started with a new plan for breeding Seramas . Still looking for a girlie Brahma for my "Wambli".

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

Hi Eufaula,
Yes, definitely should wait for spring! I've been in love with seramas since I first saw them. They have such grace and attitude! I will try to remember to contact you in, say, April?

The weather has been totally messed up here too - Monday I was walking the dog in short sleeves, today the winter coat.

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