Establishing pecking order

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 20, 2013

By David Vitrano
L’Observateur

GRAMERCY – There were many a ruffled feather at the St. James Parish Welcome Center last weekend as chicken lovers from across the continent descended for the annual Cajun Serama Classic, touted as the largest Serama extravaganza in the western world.
The Serama is a small breed of chicken that originated in Malaysia. The breed was promoted in this country by the Serama Council of North America, which began holding the Cajun Classic in 2004. The first event was held in Baton Rouge, but for the past several years the event has been held in St. James Parish at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie. This is the first time the Welcome Center has hosted the event.
The event was held over two days, with judging taking up the majority of the time, but attendees also got a little taste of south Louisiana in the form of a crawfish boil Friday evening and a traditional Cajun zydeco band providing the musical entertainment on Saturday.