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easter egger barred rock mix chicks

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I have hatched one batch of EE/BR mix chicks and the sex linking seems to have worked. I had 5 black and 3 black with dot on the head like BR. it was my nonbarred easter egger rooster over my barred rock hens. Does anyone else have this particular combination? Any pictures? Did the sex link work like it should?
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Sounds like it worked! And a nice ratio to boot!

I believe the only gene that does not make Black Sexlinks with Barred Rock hens is dominant white. What color is your rooster? A bird carrying dominant white would have white or mostly white primary feathers (the big thick-stemmed feathers in the tail and wings). Anything else should work. I once hatched Black Sexlinks from a white Columbian-colored rooster (a homemade Red Sexlink, Rhode Island Red x Silver Laced Wyandotte, i.e. genetically he was red Columbian x silver). The chicks were like regular Black Sexlinks, except half of the pullets developed silver leakage instead of the classic reddish-gold.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzHpYyB_F3U

Currently 30 guineas & 49 chickens. Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Easter Egger, Dark Cornish, Brown Leghorn, & American Gamefowl.

Raising 100% Grass-Fed Black Angus beef in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. No grain, GMOs, antibiotics, or hormones. Lots of green grass and sunshine, the way beef is supposed to be raised.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzHpYyB_F3U

Currently 30 guineas & 49 chickens. Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Easter Egger, Dark Cornish, Brown Leghorn, & American Gamefowl.

Raising 100% Grass-Fed Black Angus beef in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. No grain, GMOs, antibiotics, or hormones. Lots of green grass and sunshine, the way beef is supposed to be raised.

www.seaagri.com
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this is him definitely no white feathering
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I just didn't want to hatch more and assume they were black EE sexlinks.
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I agree your genetics are sound and you should have sex links. 

 

As to the egg color of the chicks, that's more in question as you can't see the color of the rooster's genes. Unless you hatched him yourself and know he came from a blue egg, you could possibly get offspring pullets who lay brown eggs when crossing him with a brown egg layer hen. If he's pure for the blue gene, you'll get all green eggers. If he's split for blue and brown, you'll get half green and half brown. 

 

I've used my mixed breed rooster over barred hens to make sex links. Like cowgirl71, I would get pullets with silver leakage sometimes instead of the "normal" red/gold. You may have the same results. 

 

My rooster....

 


Edited by donrae - 3/16/16 at 2:02pm

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