The Smallest Chicken Breed In The World

If you love animals but also wish you could tell the natural order of things to sit and spin, then you'll be happy to learn than human beings have beens playing mad scientist with domesticated animals for longer than we've had pants. No warped variation on the animal kingdom is too sideshow appropriate for animal breeders. Want a pigeon that looks like the hairpiece your grandpa wore after his third divorce? Head into town and pick you up a Frillback. Want a cow that looks like a picture of a cow drawn by a drunk guy who has never seen a cow? Behold, the American Brahman. And if you're itching for a chicken that you can comfortably smuggle through airport security in your fanny pack, boy, have we got great news for you.

The Malaysian Serama: a small chicken with big dreams

Look upon the Serama, a breed of Kentucky fried excellence coming to you from the nation of Malaysia. The Serama came here to do two things: be small and act big. The breed is apparently renowned for its fearless personality, which is especially adorable when you consider its size. 

If you're unfamiliar with chickens in their natural, unbreaded form, it might be helpful here to point out that the standard Rhode Island Red, a fairly common breed in the U.S., tends to weigh anywhere between six and nine pounds. A Serama, by comparison, weighs less than 19 ounces, and sometimes significantly less, according to the standards listed by the Poultry Club of Great Britain, an organization whose holiday office parties must be sick.

If owning a fun size Foghorn Leghorn seems like a blast, you should be aware that their unusual characteristics make them a hot commodity. Currently, a single Serama goes for around $90 online, or roughly the same price as eighteen value meals at Popeyes. We're not here to tell you how to spend your money, but one of those options seems like a great deal.