Newborn Baby Chick Just Wants To Be Held

Published May 26, 2015 24,250 Plays

Rumble / Funny & Cute AnimalsWe know dogs love to be held, we know that cats (occasionally) like to be held, but a baby chicken? The image doesn’t compute in our minds, but after seeing this adorable clip, we think we want one. Or a few dozen.

At only a few hours old, this incredibly sweet Serama chick cries out for some tender love and care. Notice what happens immediately after climbing into the loving hand of user 'britneydenman92'. Have you ever seen such a precious moment?

The colorful <a href="" target="_blank">chick</a> sits in front of the camera in the middle of the table and keeps chirping, until Britney’s hand descends to pick it up. As soon as the tiny chicken feels the warmth of her hand, it instantly calms down. That is so neat, isn’t it?

Serama originate in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, apparently through the crossing of Japanese and Malaysian bantams. Other stories of the birds derived from a gift of some small chickens by the King of Thailand to a local sultan in ancient times. Small chickens have always been popular pets in this area and are often referred to as "ayam katik" (pygmy chickens) and "ayam cantik" (pretty chickens).

The modern breed is attributed to the efforts of Wee Yean Een from Kelantan, who named the breed "Serama" after Rama, the title of the Kings of Thailand. The breed was first exhibited in 1990. The breed was hit hard by the Asian bird flu epidemic in 2004 when many birds were culled amid government concerns.