Boy or girl? No clue the gender either. Suppose to be sapphire

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aleigh, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. aleigh

    aleigh Out Of The Brooder

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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I've never heard of a "Sapphire." I think it's a mixed breed, or possibly a rare/new breed that I am unaware of.
     
  3. donrae

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    Looks like a pullet. How old?
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

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    Yes, I forgot to add, that is a pullet
     
  5. junebuggena

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    Sapphires are usually Legbar/Leghorn crosses. And that one is a pullet.
     
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  6. aleigh

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    But are those not little Spurs trying to come out?
     
  7. junebuggena

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    All chickens have spur buds.
     
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  9. donrae

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    Sapphires are an offshoot of the Super Blue Egg Layer thing---just a name a clever person made up. Usually a Legbar/Leghorn mix, so you get the production and egg size of the Leghorn, but in a nice pale blue from the Legbar.

    Lots of breeds get spur buds on females. The comb, thin legs, overall look and feathering make me say pullet.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

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    pullet - kind of a downer I thought sapphires would be "blue" chickens.
     

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