Valley Hatchery proudly offers the vivacious Gold Sebright Bantam Chickens, a breed that combines ornamental beauty with a spirited character. These radiant birds, developed in the 1800s by the distinguished Sir John Saunders Sebright, are a delightful spectacle of poultry perfection. Recognized by the American Poultry Standard of Perfection since 1874, these chickens stand out with their gold, almond-shaped feathers, each sharply edged in black to create a stunning “laced” effect.
Characterized by their equal coloration in both males and females, a rarity in chicken breeds, Gold Sebrights are compact and short-bodied with a pronounced breast. Their large wings, tailored perfectly for their size, angle elegantly towards the ground. While males exhibit shorter, stockier legs compared to females, both share a presence that adds a touch of regality to any setting.
Not only are they a feast for the eyes, but these chickens are also practical, laying 60-80 small tinted eggs annually. Roosters weigh in around 22 ounces and hens about 20 ounces, making them an ideal size for a variety of environments. Recognized in the Rose Comb Clean Legged Bantams Class by the APA, they are perfect for shows, yet adaptable enough to thrive in a homestead setting.
The Gold Sebright Bantam Chickens are known for their dynamic and courageous nature, often displaying a demeanor larger than their size. While they may not be the most docile breed and are less likely to go broody, their lively spirit makes them a captivating addition to any flock. It’s important to note that these birds prefer warmer climates, as they are not particularly cold hardy.
Order your Gold Sebright Bantam chicks from Valley Hatchery today and bring a touch of gold and a dash of daring to your farm or backyard. Don’t miss the chance to experience the charm and elegance of one of the oldest British bantams, a breed that’s as bold in spirit as it is beautiful in appearance.