Tell me about your Sebrights please! Pictures would also be great!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mom2chicksandpups, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    My husband and I both think the golden Sebrights are beautiful and I also love the silver ones. We were thinking of raising some because we haven't seen any in our area.

    So what type of temperament do they have? I don't really like ill-tempered chickens. I primarily enjoy them as pets.

    Please tell me about yours or stories about some you have had contact with. Show me pictures of yours!

    I assume that I won't find these sold by sex anywhere because of their small size, will I? The hatcheries that I'm familiar with have them as straight run only. I would love to get a rooster and several hens to keep in a coop by themselves.
     
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  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I talked to a breeder about sebrights. Our hatchery sebrights are pretty, but bigger than I remember from years ago. He said seabrights are difficult to raise, very delicate. Those you get from a hatchery are bigger than standard to get the hardiness needed for a hatchery bird. But mine are very pretty. The rooster is very protective and spoils his ladies something terrible. He has never been aggressive toward me, nor overly friendly, but he was not raised as a pet, but with a larger group of about 25 banties. He does fight through the fence with the OEG Banty rooster. He loves to get as high in the run as he can and crow, but its not near as loud as the big roosters. They are generally sold straight run, so you would probably have to buy started from a breeder if you wanted specific sexes. I don't have a picture of my roo, but here is one of the hens with an oeg hen.
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  3. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    They are pretty girls! I love so many different breeds! I wish we lived in the country so I could have a few of every kind!
     
  4. UrbanPolish

    UrbanPolish Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a place where you can get sexed sebrights: Sebrights
     
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  5. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I have one little chick for sale right now but I don't know where you are. The one I have is almost 2 weeks and has a great personality. It's very curious and has tons of energy. Here's a pic from last week:

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  6. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    I am in AL, but too far to pick up. Thanks, though.
     
  7. UrbanPolish

    UrbanPolish Out Of The Brooder

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    I edited my first post to add the link to mypetchicken.com
     
  8. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    I have a hatchery hen and rooster silver sebrights. They are hyper but really tame. Their hyper friendliness makes them fly up on me all the time.

    My rooster.

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    And my hen trying to jump on me

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  9. Evermore Ranch

    Evermore Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we were given retired pair last year and love them. The rooster would get after us at first just a little, but now eats out of our hands. I can pet the hen some of the time. But we ordered some more this year and are raising 5. we ordered d uccles to and the sebrights seemed much hardier!!!

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  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I love my Golden Sebrights! [​IMG] I currently have 6 - 3 pairs - all from Ideal Hatchery. Even though they are hatchery stock they still make me happy. Though I do caution you, the roosters can get cocky if they are not set in line. I've had a couple that didn't like my shoes [​IMG] But I do have one who is gentle and rarely crows. That all may change once he leaves. The roosters can be noisy, but charming. My hens lay consistently. I get almost 1 egg per hen per day; Small, white ones. Be sure to baby them. If not, then they will be flighty around you. I wouldn't worry about them being hard to raise. IMO, it's a complete myth and they are just as easy to care for like any other chicken. Here are some pictures:

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    Sorry if I went a little nuts with them [​IMG] I also talked to a professional that lives in another town close by me and he said that Ideal is probably the best place to order Sebrights. Good Luck! You made a great choice! [​IMG]
     

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