Sapphire gem chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Blondi27, May 26, 2019.

  1. Blondi27

    Blondi27 Chirping

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    So I have a 7 week old sapphire gem pullet. She is very sweet, docile and absolutely beautiful! Does anybody on here have a sapphire gem rooster? I’m thinking about getting one and I was wondering how their temperament is compared to other breeds of roosters. If you guys have pictures of them I would love to see them! The roosters must be so handsome!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Are you hoping to breed more sg? The reason I ask is sg are a sex linked cross, not a breed, so breeding a sg cock to sg hen(s) won't yield more sg, the chicks will mor be sexable at hatch
     
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  3. Blondi27

    Blondi27 Chirping

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    Can I breed a sg rooster to a barred rock or vise versa?
     
  4. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    You can but a SG rooster over barred rock hen will give you 0% sex link male offspring unless you really know what to look for. If you can distinguish SF barred from DF barred then about half will be sex able at hatch. Around 50/50 sex link/ non sex link females.
    Barred rock rooster over SG hens will give no sex link chicks.
     
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