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Any ideas for some cool mixes please

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My friend is giving me her little roo, he's a black sex link and I wanted to get him some hens his age. What hens would make pretty mixes with him as the dad?
If you have any suggestions and even better pictures for me to check out!
 5 wonderful hens, and my Hubby... lovin every minute of it!  
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 5 wonderful hens, and my Hubby... lovin every minute of it!  
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post #2 of 4

Why not experiment with genetics? Go pick out hens you think are cute and cross them maybe?

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UTAH 4-H STATE CONTEST WINNER - (1ST) 4-H DEMONSTRATIONS!! [7/17/13] - HOW TO WASH A SHOW CHICKEN 

 - NOMINATE BYC MEMBERS FOR AWARDS HERE

Whit's Flock (My Chickens) (Click to show)

 

~Whittni, a happy owner of: No chickens :( I miss them SO much! However, I'm earning a degree at university currently..in Agriculture & minor in art..then I'm off to grad school in Fall 2018.
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He will only pass his barring to half his chicks, and his father's red color will surface in some chicks if bred to red hens.

over red hens he could produce a few barred red. It might be fun to breed to a something like a welsumer or a brown leghorn.

A lot of the chicks would be black or black barred but half should be a wild variety of colors and patterns.

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I had a black sex link as my main flock rooster for a few years :). Here are some birds I hatched from him.....

 

Welsummer hen

 

 

Brown Leghorn x Easter egger hen

 

 

Easter egger hen

 

 

brown Leghorn x EE hen

 

 

silver laced Wyandotte hen

 

 

silver laced Wyandotte hen. 

 

 

silver laced Wyandotte hen

 

 

brown Leghorn x EE hen

 

 

either brown Leghorn x EE or hatchery EE hen, I forget....

 

 

 

As stated above, half the chicks will have some degree of barring, half will be solid. This makes for a nice, colorful flock :). I really like the reddest hen's coloring, the calico look is very striking IMO. 

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