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Show and Tell me about sebrights

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amarook, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back in April when I got my ducklings I had to get 6 chicks. So I picked up some bantams. I had no idea what I was getting, I just picked ones that were cute. I ended up with a japanese Banatam Roo. (he was killed by a dog sadly.) 1 black cochin pullet, and 2 sebrights.

    They are Goldy.
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    And Luna.
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    I KNOW nothing about bantam breeds. I've just raised them up the same as my regular size birds.

    Luna pretty much does what ever she wants. She is free range in the yard everyday because she is small enough to leave my coop everyday. (My coop was built into a shed, and my BF didn't put chicken wire all the way to the top. He never thought any of them would be able to fly all the way up there ha ha.)

    Some days Goldy joins her, some days she doesn't. Sometimes one of my BAs is out there too. I don't mind a couple of them being out all day. They stay right under the hedges next to my coop. It's my 3 EE girls that will go wandering. I have neighbors, and I do everything I can to keep them from going into to other people's yards.

    So tell me, should I not allow my sebrights to do as they please?
    Should they be in a smaller pen? Should I seek out a roo for them? And if I do will he be at risk of being killed by my larger roos?

    I would love to see pictures of your sebrights.
    How many do you have? Did you get them like me, not knowing what you were getting into, or did you seek them out?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Feathersite has a section for Sebrights .

    If they're not causing trouble and you're okay with the risk of them being out, I see no issue with it.
     
  3. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long as they are doing well id leave them, unless you wanted to try to breed them or anything (which would of course require a roo and probably their own pen). I have my sebrights in their own coop/run (mostly for breeding purposes. but my sebright hens are quite nasty to others).
     
  4. purplefrog

    purplefrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the mountains of Virginia. I understand Sebrights cannot tolerate really cold temps. I have to move my pair into the basement for the winter. The little roo that I have was very sick last year, he got chilled from being out in a barn. I purchased the pair and they were all running in a group in this old open air barn, and his little eyes swelled shut, he could not eat, drink, or even crow. His mate who loves canned peas got him to eating some. I had to give him a series of shots in the breast, but he is a grand fella now and father of three!
    Roo and Rebba Sebright
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  5. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Purplefrog, that is such a sweet story. So glad he's all better now!

    Sebrights are beautiful! I would love to have some, but I want to stick to "friendly" temperaments and it doesn't look like they qualify...
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I love my Sebrights and the breed in general. I have Goldens, hatchery stock from Ideal. I am still pleased with them regardless [​IMG] I brought a trio to the county fair for the first time this year. I was surprised when the judge actually liked what he saw, but he did point out their flaws. The most noticeable was the smutt on the feathers and their size (he said they were about 1/3 too big). I ordered them last September and they made it through the winter just fine. I did keep a heat lamp in their coop though.

    If yours are happy, healthy and safe, then let them be outside [​IMG] I know they are fast when need be so they should be better than the heavier breeds. If given the chance, they also like to roost high, so make sure they're inside before dark or else they may be in a tree [​IMG]

    He are some pictures of mine.
    (The rooster)
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    One of my hens.
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    I don't have any good pictures of the hens. That is the best I could find. [​IMG]
     

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