Sebright - Chicken

Sebright hen

Sebright Details

Uses
Exhibition
Origin
Great Britain
Class
True Bantam, soft feather
Colour
Gold, silver
Comb
Rose
Eggs
White, cream
Weight, cock
0.6 kg
Weight, hen
0.5 kg
Parentage
Possibly Nankin, Hennie Old English Game, Gold spangled Hamburgh, White Rosecomb.
Sitter?
A non-sitter
Autosexable?
No
Breed Club

The Sebright Club

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Sebright Description

The breed was developed by Sir John Sebright the 7th Baronet of Besford who lived at the Beechwood Park Estate in Markyate, Hertfordshire. The Sebright first came onto the scene shortly after 1800. A Mr Hobbs who worked for Sir John had said the Sebright was created using a buff bantam hen, probably a Nankin and a reddish hen feathered game cockerel. Further crossing with Golden Hamburgh and careful selection over many years resulted in the laced feathering. A white Rosecomb was used to create the silver Sebright variety. The Sebright is a very attractive breed and purely bred for exhibition purposes. Unfortunately the breed has always been highly inbred especially in it’s creation and poor fertility is often a problem.


Description
The Sebright has a bold carriage with a prominent breast and wings pointing confidently to the ground. The cockerels must be hennies or hen feathered meaning they have no long sickle feathers or pointed hackle (neck or saddle) feathers that a typical cockerel would have. All feathers have narrow solid black lacing around the periphery. The ground colour of silver Sebrights is a clean silver-white whereas gold Sebrights can vary in shade, pale ground colours having resulted in the Citroen Sebright. An even shade throughout is of key importance. The rosecomb is small but should be low set and square fronted on males.


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