Sebright Hen -Sooo Pretty. Oldest recorded British 'true' bantam. Largely ornamental chicken, they lay tiny, white eggs and are not kept for meat production. Adults are generally hardy birds, but are especially susceptible to Marek's disease. Sebrights are friendly and actively social birds.
Sebrights are a very special breed of bantam chicken in that the males and females have exactly the same feathering. It took Sir John Sebright over 30 years to develop this trait. In almost every other breed of chicken, the flamboyant feathering of males is easy to distinguish from the females. Sebrights are popular amongst poultry enthusiasts for their sweet nature and beautiful plumage.
Children's book writer, Wendy Salter, and her family raise silkie bantam chickens. In Wendy's Sugarplum Recipes Book Series, the Sugarplum family lives on an organic egg farm with two pet chickens named Tuturella and Bow-Tie Boy. Wendy-Salter.com Children's book writer