ive been reading on the forum about crossing bo roo to br hens... right now we have all BO (2 roos and 6 hens) , 3 of which we hatched ourselves (well a hen did which gave us 2 roos and our 6th hen)
anyways we are wanting to be able to sex chicks easier lol... and this seems like a good meet in the middle by us getting some BR hens and letting our BO roo with them.
We want to be able to sell chicks and also raise meat birds (the extra roos), along with more layers for us, thats why was researching this.
but I have a few questions still (i may have missed the answers from my reading in the forums)
1) am i correct with the cross the females will be black bodied and the males will be more of a silver?
2) what color eggs would they lay? (only curious to see if they would be able to be told the difference from the bo hen eggs)
3) now if a bo roo breeds with a bo/br hen and we would let those eggs hatch do they keep the sexlink trait or does that get bred out?
I'm just doing my due diligence before we get some br pullet chicks... as i find that the 3 chicks that we left a hen hatch and raise are better tempered and more people liking (as in likes getting petted our hen precious and our 1 roo moonie likes to get petted like cats and come to you for it... roadrunner the other roo is fine once he realizes you're just going to pick him up before that hes afraid of his own shadow and you have to kind of run him down to get him) then hatchery chicks... thats just our experience so we are wanting to get our flock correct and by correct i mean by the breeds we want (which would be hatchery first) and i prefer the buff ops and then 1 other breed (trying to stay away from RIR cuz of bad experiences as a kid lol) hens to where we can have bo roos and breed them with the diff bred to get sexlinks and bos to get bos (buff orps lol the abbreviation made me laugh sorry) we want to carry on the friendlier off spring (i know we will still get some bad birds that want to be different lol) to keep our flock going when we need to add to or expand or replace.
so just want to make sure that i have as much info as i can just like i did before getting our bo flock :)