DetailsThis small breed of bantam originated in Britain. Sir John Sebright developed the breed of true bantams named for him. Because of the unique traits his breed displays, molecular biologists are studying the Sebrights to better understand the genome of chickens and how traits are passed on. The adult Sebrights are fairly hardy, and active birds that fly well. Hens are not broody and lay a limited number of tiny white eggs. The Sebrights were admitted to the APA in 1874.