Sagitta Chiken

Average User Rating:
3.6/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb:
    Buttercup
    Broodiness:
    Seldom
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    High
    Egg Size:
    Large
    Egg Color:
    Light Brown
    Breed Temperament:
    Very Calm
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Will Very
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    The Sagitta is a dual purpose bird that is a cross between a Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red and Cornish Cross. They are a heavy, docile breed that will provide large eggs as well as a nice size bird on the table.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Duckopolis
    5/5,
    "AWESOME"
    Pros - Lay Large eggs, frequent, calm, friendly
    Great birds. The only chickens I have!
    Overall:
    5
  2. TxFlowers
    5/5,
    "Would recommend this breed"
    Pros - Lots of beautiful Lg to extra lg eggs, good temperament
    Cons - really don't know of any
    I got 20 of these hens last year that were about 5 months and just beginning to lay. I had never heard of this breed before but was looking for some adult hens for a friend and these were all that I could find at the time. When my friend decided to wait a while to get chickens, I ended up keeping them myself. Soon they began to lay and they laid A LOT of eggs. LOTS of really big eggs that were consistently beautiful in shape and color with quite a few double yolked eggs. Of the many breeds I have, the Sagittas provided the eggs that made the prettiest sale eggs. I only had hens so don't know about roo temperament but the hens are calm and very curious. They are heavy birds so I am sure these hens would dress out nicely when their laying was over. I still have about 10 of these girls and they are right at a year old. They laid good through winter and are still laying a lot of eggs. I wouldn't hesitate to buy more Sagittas as my experience with them has been very positive. Based on the size and meatiness of these girls, I would expect the roosters to make excellent table birds. From what I have read, they are a cross of Rhode island Red, New Hampshire and Cornish. It's a mystery to me as to why I haven't heard more about this breed as I wouldn't hesitate to buy more or recommend them.
    Overall:
    5
  3. LewisFamily
    5/5,
    "Great Docile Layer"
    Pros - Great Layer, Friendly, Docile
    Cons - None Yet
    Wehave 15 of these birds. Great birds. Females are friendly. Fairly docile. Can be flighty. Roo's are beautiful, docile and active. Great egg production.
    Overall:
    5

User Comments

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  1. Duckopolis
    Not really... but I like them.
  2. EastTXChickens
    Sounds like a great bird. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Turk Raphael
    Good review..I never heard of them and I will never own one of them! Thanks!
  4. gardenrock
    they certainly do eat a lot
  5. swingboy3
    One other weird thing was one of the ten turned out white like an Amber white. I don't know if this was a misplaced chick in the brooder, or if the Sagittas have vastly different colors like this. Considering the parentage I think she was a misplaced pullet.

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