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The Sebright Bantam: SIGNED by Joseph Batty (Author)

This Signed copy of Sebright Bantam is a well researched book that is for all who are interested in bantams and traces the history of this fascinating true bantam which one old time fancier described as small as a pigeon.

This is a one of a kind Special book Signed by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) and Dedicated to Silvio Mattacchione who published and distributed books for Dr. Joseph Batty.

The Sebright Bantam is quite unique for many reasons:

Created specifically around 200 years ago by Sir John Sebright, who was fascinated by animal breeding.  The hen feathering and delicate lacing, characteristics of the breed, provide unusual plumage, not seen on any other bantam, except possibly Poland's, which are quite different in other ways.  The carriage, general demeanor, the strutting walk and the jaunty wings, provide a combination of features which, together, give symmetry and beauty.  Diminutive size which brings it into the category of one of the smallest bantams.  The female is around 18 oz. and the male 22 oz.  (510 to 620 g).  In the USA, they tend to be slightly larger.  The Japanese at minimum weights may be slightly smaller, but the others, all still quite small, are heavier;  eg. Pekin and Old English Game.  The heavy breeds, such as Indian Game, Wyandotte and Tuzos can be twice as heavy.  The head should be of a good size, topped by an extraordinary Rose comb, containing elaborate workings and finished off with a point at the back, known as a leader. 

In this book the standards are discussed in detail, each specific requirement being stated and explained. There are many illustrations to show the good and bad points of specific illustrations of birds. The shows held by the original Sebright club almost 200 years ago must make the breed one of the first exhibition birds; the start of show in an organized way was around 1850. 

This breed was to endure the many social changes and today remains a firm favorite for those who wish to keep a diminutive bantam with no equivalent in large fowl.

Product details

  • Condition: Used - first few pages have imperfections
  • Paperback: 96 pages   
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1997)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1857361695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857361698
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 19.7 x .9 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  323 g


1.  Background & History
2.  Nature of the Sebright Bantams
3.  Breeds used to Develop the Sebright Bantams
4.  Breeding & Management
5.  Showing