Sebright

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Salvadora.Seabright, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Salvadora.Seabright

    Salvadora.Seabright Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Nov 6, 2010
    Floyd
    I have a single gold Sebright hen, "Salvadora" that came as my "free, rare, exotic chick" from Murray McMurray. She hatched about April 26th of this year. Her comb has turned blue-black over the last month or so. I see in googling that some silver specimines have dark combs. Is this something I should be worried about??? She is otherwise perky, flies up to my arm for treats, follows us around like a dog etc. She's a smart girl who is usually found rosting under the cochins for extra warmth when it's cold so I'm not thinking it's frostbite.

    Additionally, we'd love to know if her bold personality is typical of the breed. If so we're thinking of expanding our flock!
     
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,289
    12
    161
    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Their comb will turn dark sometimes because of the cold. They turn light when need worming. I love my seabrights and they tend to be friendly when you pick them up. I have 5 buff laced ( rare color) roos and need to rehome 3 of them! Where are you located?
     
  3. cochinman2005

    cochinman2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

    443
    11
    131
    Sep 19, 2008
    Virginia
    COLOR OF MALE AND FEMALE BY VARIETY

    Golden Sebright Bantam

    COMB AND FACE: Male - purplish red; Female - Gypsy.

    BEAK: Dark horn.

    EYES: Dark brown.

    WATTLES: Deep red.

    SHANKS & TOES: Slaty blue.

    EAR LOBES: Purplish red, turquoise permissible.

    UNDERCOLOR: Slate.

    PLUMAGE: A bright even shade of golden bay throughout the entire surface, the golden bay to be of sufficient density to prevent underlying lacing from showing through the web of the overlapping feathers. Each feather is evenly laced around the entire surface with a fine-width type of lacing of intense black, the black appearing upon the surface or exposed portion of the feather to have a rich greenish sheen, keeping in mind that contrast is important.

    JUDGING INSTRUCTIONS: In judging, undue consideration is not recommended on matters of under color so long as ideal surface color exists.



    Silver Sebright Bantam



    COMB AND FACE: Male - purplish red; Female - Gypsy.

    BEAK: Dark horn.

    EYES: Dark brown.

    WATTLES: Deep red.

    SHANKS & TOES: Slaty blue.

    EAR LOBES: Purplish red, turquoise permissible.

    UNDERCOLOR: Slate.

    PLUMAGE: An even shade of pure white throughout the entire surface, the white to be of sufficient density to prevent underlying lacing from showing through the web of overlapping feathers, each feather evenly laced around the entire web of each feather with a fine width of lacing of intense black, the black appearing upon the surface or exposed portion of the feather to have a rich greenish sheen.

    ********
    So if you think her comb color is consistent with the Color Description above, she should be fine. Do you have a picture of her head? Sebrights can be quite spunky, especially the males. They are one of the smallest breeds of bantams.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  4. Salvadora.Seabright

    Salvadora.Seabright Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Nov 6, 2010
    Floyd
    Quote:I'm up to my elbows in banty cochin & dominique roosters. One is currently living in the house after bumblefoot surgery. Scares the cats half to death with his crowing! I'd sure love to replace the boys with some little hens though.

    On the comb color, what does "gypsy" mean? That's not a regular-world color word after all.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    11,005
    433
    328
    Jun 1, 2009
    Ohio
    Gypsy color -

    * A dark purple, or black colored skin that predominantly shows up on the face, comb, and wattles, but can be the color of the whole body as well like in Silkies.

    Chris
     
  6. cochinman2005

    cochinman2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

    443
    11
    131
    Sep 19, 2008
    Virginia
    Gypsy is kind of a purple color. Google " Golden Sebright Bantam photos" and you should get some images back. You'll see on the females how they have darker faces.
     
  7. Salvadora.Seabright

    Salvadora.Seabright Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Nov 6, 2010
    Floyd
    Purple would certainly describe the character of the color. Wish I could post a picture of her but I'm borrowing computer time. Husband will be relieved to hear it's the proper color!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,384
    31
    183
    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    My SS hens have a gypsy colored comb. They're not terribly friendly but tolerate some handling when treat time comes around and they will come close when I sweet talk them. And the SS roos have such a sharp piercing crow too.
     
  9. Salvadora.Seabright

    Salvadora.Seabright Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Nov 6, 2010
    Floyd
    Sal thinks she's one of the four-legeds. She begs for peanuts and will fly up to my arm on request to get them. (Her Cochin sisters are noticing and have started to let me carry them a bit too.) The other night I was working on something and shut the gate to keep my dog from fussing with the birds and Sal wanted to know what was up so I said "Well, if you want to see just fly over here!" She looked at me sideways and flew to the top of the gate.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by