Sapphire Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by newhobbie, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. newhobbie

    newhobbie Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently read a UK blog post about a crested cream legbar roo and White leghorn hen cross called a Sapphire. According to the post these birds lay a blue egg and have high production. Has anyone raised any? Anyone have any photos of the grown birds or their eggs? The blog didnt have any photos and when you google sapphire chicken you dont get many relevant results.
     
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  3. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually seen some on craigslist tonight scrolling through the local farm section, I had never heard of them until I seen the ad. The seller didnt post a pic of the eggs but theres pics of the chicks and parents and a description here:

    http://nashville.craigslist.org/grd/5908244726.html
     
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  4. newhobbie

    newhobbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both! Looks like the hen in the Craigslist ad is all white like a leghorn with a crest like a legbar.
     
  5. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i thought so too or maybe a little more creamier colored, also dont know how old pictured birds are but if they are full size they are definitely smaller and not meat birds, i am curious to see these super blue eggs though!
     
  6. newhobbie

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    Me too, I've been searching but so far I've only found photos of eggs from birds with Amercauna or EE mixed in as well as the CCL and leghorn.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    @campingshaws has saphires
     
  8. Blooie

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    I think @R2elk in Wyoming has them....seems to me I remember being offered some hatching eggs next time I'm in his area....super nice person, as all of us here in Wyoming are! [​IMG] You can either go to the Wyoming Unite thread by doing a search for it in the bar, or just PM....pretty prompt at responding.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Check with username DMRippy. I though she kind of started that trend here in the states a few years ago, and she's located in the south, not sure if she's close to you or not.

    I do think this cross has saved the lives of many a CCL rooster that otherwise would have been culled!

    I have a blue barred blue egger rooster I've put over some Leghorn hens. Chicks are still littles yet, so no results on egg production. But I'll be hatching more of them this year. He's not crested, so I don't get that cute factor, but if the offspring churn out eggs like a Leghorn, but the blue color, they should be hugely popular.
     
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