What is a sapphire gem?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EColson15, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. EColson15

    EColson15 In the Brooder

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    Alright my chicken peeps, hubby and I went to Rural King today mostly because I just wanted to. Anyway, they have baby chicks out year round now, and I can’t resist. Had to look. So they had a bin of “sapphire gem” and they are blue. We have looked and looked online and can’t find anything. What the heck is a sapphire gem chicken? Or do we just have some random blue chickens?
     

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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Apparently they are sex links that when mature lay a brown egg.

    https://hoovershatchery.com/sapphiregem.html
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    A Google search indicates that it is a blue sex link chicken that was developed in the Czech Republic.
     
  4. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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  5. Sooo cute! Love the shape
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Love blue chickens. x 3 Sourland
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Look at Hoovers Hatchery.
     
  8. debid

    debid Crowing

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    Black sexlink but now in blue? I wish they had a picture of the males.
     
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Went back to Google, and one of the hatcheries had a very small picture of a rooster. I could not get it to enlarge, but it appeared to be a lighter blue with perhaps bronze leakage in the hackles, saddle, and wing coverlets.
     
  10. debid

    debid Crowing

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    I was assuming they used barring but maybe not. Wonder if it's wing sexable instead of by color?
     
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