Show me your stunning Sebrights!

Chicalina

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I've always hankered after Sebrights. I think they are really beautiful and I have a soft spot for laced feathering. I ideally wanted a couple of silvers and bought some hatching eggs this year (a mixed bunch of micro bantam breeds). I ended up with one golden Sebright and was really lucky that she was a pullet!

She is 19 weeks old and has just laid her first egg, which compared to her tiny body size is rather big! Her name is Brightstar and she is super feisty for her size. She lives in my mixed bantam flock with silkies, polish, barnevelders, OEGB, seramas, wyandotte, welsummer, and silkie/polish crosses.

She is flighty and loves nothing more than flying up to roost in my fruit trees. A couple of times she has flown over the 6ft fence into next door's garden and once up on to the roof of their two storey house when she got spooked. She doesn't like being caught, but will sit in your hand when she has been. She pecks my feet for treats and will eat from my hand.

I know she isn't show quality, but her lacing may get a little sharper in time. Either way, she is cuteness in a cream bun.

I think Sebrights are such a neatly formed little bird, with beautiful colouring and bold characters. I hope to get some silvers next year.

I'd love to see some pictures of your Sebrights and stories of their escapades!
 

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Penguin is my sebright. She flies onto my arm (and sometimes my back/shoulders) for food. She also steals other chickens’ mealworms and tries to fight pigeons instead of other chickens- she’s at the bottom of the pecking order in the flock.
 

Chicalina

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Penguin is my sebright. She flies onto my arm (and sometimes my back/shoulders) for food. She also steals other chickens’ mealworms and tries to fight pigeons instead of other chickens- she’s at the bottom of the pecking order in the flock.
Oh wow, she is beautiful 😍

Is her comb very usual? I thought she was a cockerel until I read your post. Mine has a tiny red comb compared to yours.
 
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Oh wow, she is beautiful 😍

Is her comb very usual? I thought she was a cockerel until I read your post. Mine has a tiny red comb compared to yours.
I didn’t even realize her’s is bigger than normal, I guess because she had a tiny comb until she started laying at about a year old.
Here’s Penguin compared to her brother, I think she was almost mature at that point:
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Chicalina

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Wow that's quite a transformation. Mine has had the same size comb since she was about 6 weeks old. It just got redder recently as she came into lay. There is also a big disparity in laying ages. How interesting to see such variety in the same breed!
 

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She sound like my last Sebright hen. Flighty, and curious. She also was VERY bossy. Love to boss around my RIR…kinda funny and yet sad to see a tiny chicken bullying a big chicken.
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Our 6-yr-old Sebright is named "Trouble". Her name says it all. We breed Orpingtons but Trouble is the queen of the flock. As one of the older hens, she has no problem bossing around the big 10lb hens and makes cute chittering noises when agitated with them. (Sounds like little chicken swears.) Although the male is WAY too big for her, she keeps him in line too. He wouldn't dare stand next to her let alone attempt to mate, so I don't worry about it. Sebrights are not supposed to be a broody breed, but Trouble can't read those chicken breed info. books, so she doesn't know that fact. She goes broody 1-2xs a year. She warns the others to stay clear by crowing. Yes, she crows clearly but thankfully only when broody. Our neighbors love feeding the chickens which Trouble took as an invitation to hop the fence and get more treats.

One neighbor spoiled her, so of course I knew I'd get tired of walking next door to retrieve my chicken. It's not like I was planning to keep the Sebright. She was supposed to be a temporary buddy for a lonely-only Dominique chick. After the Dom was integrated into the flock, I had a friend waiting to buy the Sebright. Our daughter had other plans..... I made a deal with her and said that Trouble could stay but only if she learned to come when called. I was not going to look foolish running around the yard trying to catch a little flappy bird.

Guess who got trained!? The 1st part of the video shows Trouble's training. There are some funny pics in there. She still does this trick and it's very useful. Trouble doesn't like to be held/cuddled/pet, but she has no problem jumping into a lap or onto an arm of a family member (or her fav neighbor). As long as she's not confined, Trouble's very social and affectionate. She's often one of the 1st chickens to greet guests




(Not Sebright related, but FUN) Recently our son decided he wanted to train some chickens too. He took it a bit farther and taught his MGB to play piano.

 

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