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Sebright
Sebright Gold Doré.jpg
A Golden Sebright cock
Conservation status
Country of originUnited Kingdom
DistributionWorldwide
UseFancy
Traits
Weight
  • Male:
    620 g[4]:268
  • Female:
    510 g[4]:268
Egg colourWhite
Comb typeRose
Classification
APAYes[5]
EEyes[6]
PCGBTrue bantam[7]
APSTrue bantam softfeather light breed
  • Chicken
  • Gallus gallus domesticus

The Sebright (IPA: /ˈsbrt/) is a British breed of bantam chicken. It is a true bantam – a miniature bird with no corresponding large version – and is one of the oldest recorded British bantam breeds.[8] It is named after Sir John Saunders Sebright, who created it as an ornamental breed by selective breeding in the early nineteenth century.[9]

The first poultry breed to have its own specialist club for enthusiasts, Sebrights were admitted to poultry exhibition standards not long after their establishment. Today, they are among the most popular of bantam breeds. Despite their popularity, Sebrights are often difficult to breed, and the inheritance of certain unique characteristics the breed carries has been studied scientifically. As a largely ornamental chicken, they lay tiny, white eggs and are not kept for meat production.