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Sebright Specs & Standards

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I have what appears to be a Buff-laced Sebright.  Although I'm sure she is not show quality, I would like to know more about some of the things I'm read on this forum.  "incomplete lacing"...should every feather be laced?  My chick is 8 weeks old and is suddenly really cranking out the laced feathers, not sure when that will cease and if I can expect even more lacing with molts.  She has many feathers that are not laced at this point as well.

 

Folks have mentioned the length of their backs....how long is too long of a back for a hen? 

 

Thanks....just curious and enjoying watching my chick mature.  When I brought her home she had no indication of ever having any markings, just pure off white for a very long time so it's been really fun to watch her change!

post #2 of 7

She still has juvenile plumage that may change quite a bit over the next few months. By the time she is 6 months old, you can get a better assessment of overall quality. 

If she's hatchery sourced, she likely won't be a show quality example of the breed. 

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

do you know about the "length of back" standard?  Just curious if it is so many inches from base of neck to tail...I don't think I would ever show a bird even if they were show quality, just not my thing...but I love learning about all of these breeds and following the threads.

post #4 of 7

Sebrights are not my forte. Length of back is usually considered in regards to the overall shape of a bird, not an exact measurement.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Gotcha.  Thanks for the quick reply :)

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
My beautiful off spec buff Sebright! I'm so thrilled with her...such a quirky little girl with lavender earlobes.
post #7 of 7

very beautiful

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