PUBLISHED: 10:41 23 December 2010 | UPDATED: 13:39 15 July 2015
A true bantam British ornamental
Classification: True bantam
Egg colour: White through
Temperament: Active, easily tamed
Made in the early 1800s by Sir John Sebright to create a laced bantam, the Sebright is unusual in that the male has similar feathering to the female and is said to be ‘henny-feathered’, lacking the typical male plumage; which as a consequence means both males and females are beautifully laced all over. Active and inquisitive, Sebrights make good tame pets and can be kept in a relatively small space, although you’ll not get many eggs. Males are tolerant of each other and not particularly shrill or noisy. Unfortunately the Sebright is susceptible to Marek’s Disease, so you’ll need to ensure stock is vaccinated unless you prefer to breed for resistance. Colours are silver laced and gold laced.