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Sebright bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by VannahRAe, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. VannahRAe

    VannahRAe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone who owns sebrights give me some information on the breed from your personal experiance? I have a few questions.

    When do they start laying?

    Are they good mothering hens?

    Do you have good rooster,chick,or hen pics? I would love to see some:)
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I used to have 3 Silver Sebrights, two roos and a hen. I had to rehome the roosters and it broke my heart doing so. I loved those boys! They were two years old, but the roosters are NOISY. REALLY noisy - and shrill. Their crows carry much more than the deeper crows of large fowl roosters. But they are SO full of personality.

    This is a photo of Alex. He and his brother George went together to the same guy who loves bantam chickens.
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    Alice is my Silver Sebright hen. She's a good layer - she started laying when she was about 6 months old - and she even went broody once last year, but didn't last the whole incubation period. She's a very sweet girl.
     
  3. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    All of them are going to be different...mine is on the quiet side along with my hen, check out their breed page and reviews for more information.
     
  4. Twister303

    Twister303 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm highly upset that the most beautiful chicken in the world only has a few posts. I guess that's because we're all speechless from their beauty.

    I have only one Silver Sebright right now, but I want to breed and show them this year. Last year I ordered eggs and got a 4 out of 12 hatch, but all 4 died. 2 looked like they had scoliosis, one a cat got, and the other my husband left out in the portable outdoor "playpen" in the rain and it died of hypothermia.

    I know, I sound like a HORRIBLE chicken mom, but I'm really not!

    I was going to try again this year. How do I select my best show stock? What specifically makes one more superior than another if they are both clean and nicely feathered?
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The Standard of Perfection on the breed, from the APA. That's my guess. I don't show my birds, but I knew George (not Alex in the above photo) was off type for sure. He had some more roostery feathers in his tail feathers and his hackles and the feathers on his head were poorly laced. I didn't care.
     
  6. Twister303

    Twister303 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I had no idea there was a written standard! Thats how new I am to this.
     

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