Breed: Silver-Laced Sebright
Origin: England, early 1800s
Egg Colour: White
Egg Size: S
Comb Type: Rose
Sebrights are a true bantam – which means that they have no large fowl counterpart. These charming birds are curious, active, and can certainly fly despite their small size. If handled as chicks, Sebrights are quite affectionate, but they like to keep on the move, so don’t be surprised if they hop on and off your lap! Otherwise, Sebrights are known for their ornamental lacing – often our visitors have described them as “living art” or say they “look like stained glass.” Sebrights are our most delicate bird, so we don’t recommend them as a starter bird. We recommend waiting until you’ve raised chickens for a few years before adding Sebrights to your flock.
- Chicks are ready at the end of each month. For example, if you select “May” as your month, your chicks will be ready for pick-up by the end of May.
- Unsexed (“straight run”) chicks have not been sexed. In our experience, we have found the 50-50% rule to hold true in large groups. Please note: if you order a few chicks (less than 25 of one breed, for example), the chances of even ratios of male to female increase. Unsexed chicks are $15ea.
- Sexed (female or male) chicks are only possible with our auto-sexing breeds. This means that males and females have different colours/markings when they hatch. We have found this to be extremely reliable, but cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. Female chicks (pullets) are $25ea and male chicks (cockerels) are $5ea.
In the case that a chick is not available at hatch, you will have the option of 1) Choosing a substitute, or 2) Choosing a later hatch date.