WAYNE – Multiple times after the Wayne Chicken Show parade concludes on Saturday and in between afternoon activities at Bressler Park, make your way to the Wayne County Fairgrounds for a ‘different’ type of chicken show.
The 2021 ‘Serama Vacation’ will be a District VI Sanctioned Show for Serama-type chickens.
Serama chickens are the smallest chickens in the world, which weigh less than under a pound, and will show off, dance, pose and crow to earn top awards. These birds originate out of Malaysia, according to Janine Brooks who is the Nebraska state representative for the Serama Council of North America.
“They are a little different than regular chickens, they have a little bit more personality to them,” Brooks added. “They tend to thrive on human interaction and their tails go straight up and down.”
District VI (Central Region) is made up of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas as this will be the first Serama sanctioned show in Nebraska.
“We get together and we put them on a table and a judge judges them for the standards,” said Brooks. “Make sure that they meet the breeds speciation’s, also their personality and how they perform on the table.”
Roughly 45 to 50 Serama chickens will be on display on Saturday, July 10 starting at 10 a.m. Judges Brian Brown and Dexter Fields will be in attendance to judge the first tier of Serama chickens from 10 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. and the final two tiers from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
There is no cost to attend this event.
The competition will be held in the 4-H building on the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Brooks stated her group has normally been traveling to Oklahoma which has been the closest show for them to show their Serama’s.
Along with the tabletop competition, classes will be broken down into open and youth while there’ll be a silent auction and participation drawings. Cost per bird entry is $3 with the top prize receiving $50 for ‘Best of Show’.
Visit scnaonline.org for more information on the Serama Council of North America.