sapphire gem

  1. MamaGer8ty

    Sapphire Gem: Roo or Hen?

    Hey all! So I know this is a sapphire gem but I’m not sure if it’s a Roo or hen. I was thinking hen but then I noticed the red comb and wattles...what are your guesses? Thank you for all your help! 😆 He/she is about two-three months old
  2. M

    2 Year Old Hen with Cancer and Sour Crop

    My 2 year old sapphire gem hen, Goosey, has had many problems this year. In April, we were told by a vet, after removing quite a large amount of ascites fluid from her abdomen, that she most likely has cancer, as well as a broken chest bone that we didn't even notice and have no idea when it...
  3. Mamapio

    Sapphire Gem egg spots and deformity.

    My sapphire gem pullet is just shy of 7 months old and has been laying for about a month. I have two questions: 1) Her eggs have been spotted the entire time. I was reading on this website that spots are a sign of a health problem. Do any other sapphire gem owners have spotted eggs? Or are...
  4. MamaGer8ty

    Chicken math got me again!!!

    I shouldn’t have but I did...I walked by the chicken bins and I found Sapphire Gems. So of course I had to get them! I got six and the man was so nice he gave my son a chicken just for him to take care of. His kindness made my boy’s day and he is so excited.
  5. AzDuck

    My first FRIENDLY chicken!

    We got these girls from a friend with a farm up the road from us. Apparently her husband bought upwards of 50 chicks during the beginning of quarantine and she wasn’t really on board with that high of a number. She told me to come over and pick out however many I wanted. I got these three and...
  6. M

    Sapphire Gem Sexing

    Hi! First time chicken mom here! We obtained our flock about 9 weeks ago from Hoover’s Hatchery and it was supposed to be all ladies. As chicks, we saw no indication of any Roo and since we are under the impression that Sapphire Gems are sex-linked we never worried about it. Here we are 9wks...
  7. Molly Mojo

    Meet my newest Sapphire Splash!

    Ghost already is a ham for the cam. I already have one (3months) from same hatchery and just love her demeanor and beauty. Since a couple of girls that had been on back order for so long, I added two more of this particular breed. She is joining another Sapphire Splash and 2 Blue Laced Red...
  8. danpeters9497

    Mystery blue TSC

    Okay so we got this beaut from TSC as a Blue Australorp. I was sceptical from the get go as a day old. Now it's around 2 months old and I'm still befuddled. I've asked opinions elsewhere and had, Sapphire Gem, Blue Andalusian and Blue Rock as guesses and most saying Hen. I figured I would...
  9. raenapaige

    Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Easter Egger, Sapphire Olive Egger

    Any guesses are appreciated! I know a few are on the young side, but fun nonetheless! Ginger, the RIR (5 weeks): Agnes, the PBR (5 weeks): Juniper, the BLRW (4 weeks) Magnolia, the EE (3 weeks): Aspen, the SOE (3 weeks):
  10. GuskHomestead

    Sapphire Gems: The Unknown Chicken?

    Hello! So I know there’s not much known about this breed so I’m going to document mine. ☺️ I got 4 pullets today from Atwoods. Super excited! So far they seems to be very calm, docile, and curious. They seems to be alright with being handled.
  11. 6chicks1coop

    Asian Blacks? Sapphire Gems??

    We recently purchased these chicks from tractor supply and we are starting to think the bins may have been mislabeled. The two blacks were labeled as Asian Blacks and the two grays we are unsure of their label, but after research we think they could be sapphire gems?? Hoping no roosters, but let...
  12. kristeninprogress

    Differences in egg colors?

    I've had a 22 week old Sapphire Gem laying for a little over a week now. Out of 10 days, I've gotten 8 eggs. I know the breed is supposed to be an eggcellent layer, so I wasn't thinking too much about it, but I'm getting two different shades of brown. Nothing crazy, but enough to be able to tell...
  13. nettech864

    Egg Size - OMG!

    I thought I would share the egg that my 6 month old pullet just laid. For those that are not familiar with egg sizing, here is a basic chart. Jumbo 70.9 g Extra-Large (XL) 63.8 g Large 56.7 g Medium 49.6 g Small 42.5 g Peewee...
  14. MissMarple

    Sapphire Gem - Leg color

    I can't find a thread anywhere that answers my question or any help from Google and everything on Google brings me back here. I don't want to hijack anyone else's thread for a completely different question/discussion so here I am. For those of you with Sapphire Gems, what colors are your...
  15. ethbarry

    Just wondering about these chicks

    Hi folks, There's one Sapphire Gem, (on the left) that at 5 ½ weeks, starts making red feathers around the base of the neck and on the chest. She has legs that are not a very dark slate color. There's some yellow shining through. Then the one on the right is starting to make longer feathers on...
  16. RiversideChick

    Greetings! New mama of 13 chicks :)

    Hello! I am a new chicken owner and this forum has already become invaluable to me. My husband and I live on the Nisqually River in Washington State (hence the screen name). We have 13 chicks that are now 4 weeks (and some change) old. They have been living outside full time and thriving for a...
  17. Degg1121

    Baby Chick head trauma/internal bleeding??

    HELP!! I got 8 baby chickens a few days ago from good old Tractor Supply (5 Sapphire Gem, 1 Easter Egger, and 2 Brahmas) my mother has had chickens before but these were my first very own babies. We had them in our house as they are so small and need a heat lamp still, and one of our very old...
  18. kristeninprogress

    The Flower Flock

    I thought it would be interesting to keep progress pictures of my chicks, since A.) I'm obsessed with everything they do, and B.) I'm curious about how my Easter Eggers will change. :D I bought the first four flower girls 4 weeks ago, and the second group 2 weeks ago. Excuse the double...
  19. nettech864

    Overachiever or show off?

    I think one of my hens is trying to show off and see how big of an egg she can lay. They are all about 20 weeks old (sapphire gems) and have been laying for about a month and this is is what we found this morning. The large one is nearly 73g!
  20. nettech864

    My Flock

    Here are some pictures of my flock. They were all supposed to be pullets but as you can clearly see I ended up with one cockerel (Thanks TSC!). He is beautiful and very protective of his ladies! The 3 sapphire's are laying, sporadically. Still waiting on the WLH's to start. They are all about...
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