Broody Sebright?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Year of the Rooster, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I plan on getting a Golden Sebright hen and roo and I was wondering if the hen would go broody at all? I'm not trying to breed them but it would be cool to try it out. If she doesn't go broody, I'm getting silkies too then I could put the eggs under them. Pics of their broody sebrights (IF any) are appreciated.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    no broody sebrights? oh well [​IMG]
     
  3. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Females Are Very broody I have one But Its Kinda Mixed with a Game Chicken
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    ok, I read that they didn't go broody very often but I guess every chicken is different.
     
  5. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Guess Because She Is always around the rooster rubbing on him clucking softly
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    hmm... that gives me weird ideas but I won't say... I was hoping mine would go broody enough that she would raise her own chicks. I thought that would like nice. Do you have a Sebright roo with her? How is his fertility? I also read that sometimes the males have fertility problems.
     
  7. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sebrights belong to the non-broody breeds like Leghorns and such. but I have noticed if crossed with a breed with a nag for brooding they do make ownderful moms, I had a sebrightXgame and a SebrightXjapanese hen which were both wonderful broodies, none of their purebred sebright parents/grand parent and half siblings ever went broody.

    So chance of your sebright hen hatching her own eggs are pretty slim.

    Plymouth roxygal, your hens Game heritage is the cause of her broodiness, games are awesome broodies.

    As to fertility it depends on the bloodline, many breeders have very closely related and inbred lines thus have poor fertility.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    fancyfowl4ever,

    Thats not a problem! I was just wondering [​IMG]. I am also getting some silkie pullets, so problem solved [​IMG]

    Also I am just ordering them from My Pet Chicken and since they're not really "Show Quality" should they be more fertile?
     
  9. mtnchicks

    mtnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Sebrights that have never been broody, but my Silkies, except one, ALWAYS are broody. I think the Silkie as backup is a good idea.
     
  10. mtnchicks

    mtnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, forgot to mention, that mine are from My Pet Chicken and they each lay at least 3-4 eggs a week.
     

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