Saturday, August 15, 2009

Luverly of the Week: Sebright Chicken

The Sebright is a British chicken that was developed in the early 19th century for ornamental purposes. They are bantams that come in either gold, buff or silver colours.

They are not much use for a meat chicken, and their eggs are pretty tiny, but they sure are pretty. Apparently they are quite friendly, flighty and a pretty hard to raise. They might be great to have around to scratch and fertilize the garden and help control insect pests for folks who are experienced with cluckers.

Silver Sebright hen from Mark Robinson


Hertha said...

Those are pretty, they look like the are covered in lace.

nefaeria said...

They're real cuties! How's your garden going Hertha? :)

cammie said...


Bek said...

They're certainly beauties! Since working with chickens at the farm, Jamie's alerted me to how prehistoric chickens actually look - like mini dinosaurs!