Chicken Breed Focus - Sebright

Faraday40

Free Ranging
6 Years
Aug 1, 2013
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Very nice!
We only have the one Sebright: "Trouble." As her name implies, she's plenty for us. They are a fun little breed & so striking. Trouble goes broody a couple times a year but her eggs are never fertile. The rooster she lives with is too big - about 5xs her size! Our daughter tried to let our Serama breed her. The Serama did his best little dance & she beat him up for his efforts. I guess she'll never be hatching her own eggs.
 

Faraday40

Free Ranging
6 Years
Aug 1, 2013
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Our tough Sebright (named Trouble) turned 4 years old today. She's been broody and sitting on decorative rock eggs for a couple weeks. I slipped 2 pipped eggs under her this afternoon. One has already hatched, and I'll be gradually loading her up with incubator chicks tomorrow. "Happy Hatch Day, Trouble!" x2

I just peeked in on her:
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Meanwhile in the incubator....
 

Faraday40

Free Ranging
6 Years
Aug 1, 2013
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Another 100% hatch (from all the eggs that made to lockdown. I did have some "clears" and 1 quitter during the 1st week.)
Throughout the day, the chicks were gradually moved to mama sebright. They've all been accepted and are doing well.
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Madie'sOddFlock

Songster
Apr 17, 2018
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I've got 5 supposedly sebright x old english game(could also be purebred of either... not really sure). One hen looks just like a gold laced sebright, and the roo is an incomplete silver laced... Just wondering how long it usually takes for these guys to reach full size??? I can't seem to find it anywhere, so figured I'd ask. Right now mine are like 10 weeks old and range from 9-12ish oz.
 

GitaBooks

Crowing
Jun 23, 2015
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When I had sebrights they grew up fast! However, as they get older their combs and color tends to change some. They acted mature when they were really young, but it took them a while to fully grow into their behavior : )
 
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