Developed in the early 1800’s and named for their creator Sir John Saunders Sebright, the sebright is still without peer when it comes to intricate feather patterns. As much has been written on the development and history of the sebright bantam, as there has been scientific study preformed on it. Early in its history it was at the center of both theological discussion and evolutionary hypothesis. But most remarkable of all is that this little hen-feathered gem has not only stood the test of time, but has done so wearing only its original two suits of clothing. Whether donning silver or gold, the sebright looks as smart and stylish as they did two centuries ago. Of late a third sebright color has made an appearance – the chamois, or buff, and now here at One Earth Farm the sebright is in the process of being decked out with an entire wardrobe of spritely colors.
Sebrights are often referred to as ‘true bantams’ - meaning that the breed is not merely a miniaturized version of some larger counterpart. But when we say that they are ‘true bantams’ we say it because they the very embodiment of all that is wonderful and endearing about bantam. A truer bantam does not exist. Here at One Earth Farm we breed sebrights in lavender, lilac, citron, buff, gold and silver. All of our new sebright color varieties have been infused with much show blood and are of very nice type and show lovely lacing.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton