If you are looking for a friendly and gorgeous flock member then Sapphire Gem Chickens are an excellent choice for you. Due to their general hardiness they are an excellent beginner breed. Their docile and friendly temperament makes them excellent with children and other family pets too.
What color eggs do sapphire gem chickens lay?
Because this breed is sometimes confused with the Sapphire chicken, some mistakenly think the Sapphire Gem produces blue eggs. However, unlike the small white Sapphire chicken, the Sapphire Gem hen produces brown eggs. With year round laying habits, this prolific bird will keep you busy collecting eggs in every season.
What’s a sapphire gem chicken?
Sapphire Gem chickens are a cross between hybrid and heritage chickens. It’s thought to be Barred Plymouth Rocks (hybrid) cross-bred with Blue Plymouth Rocks (heritage). They originated from the Czech Republic.
What size eggs do sapphire gem chickens lay?
Sapphire Gem Chickens lay about 4-5 LARGE, brown eggs a week. That is almost 300 eggs a year!
How big do sapphire gem chickens get?
Size and Weight. These birds are medium-sized when they’re full-grown. A Sapphire Gem hen will usually weigh between four and six pounds while a Sapphire Gem rooster will be larger, between five and seven pounds.