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Hi all, Does any have pictures of a black sex-link rooster. How are they? Are they mean? I have black sex link eggs in my incubator so I know there will be a few roosters in the bunch. I also know the black sex-link trait does not breed true. For that reason nobody whats them, so I'd like to keep one as long as he is not to mean. I was just wondering what they look like. Thanks to all that reply.

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What kind of roo do you have over your black sex link hens?  That would help us.

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A black sexlink rooster looks like a badly barred Barred Rock, sometimes with lots of white in the hackles and a green tail feather or two.

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The eggs I have are from a barred rock hen and a RIR male. Its my understanding that those are the breeds needed for a black sex-link chick.


Edited by houseofclucks - 6/5/09 at 7:13pm
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That will work ONLY if the Bared Rock is a true Bared Rock and the RIR is a true RIR the other thing is that the Bared Rock has to have the silver gean...
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post #6 of 6

As babies, you'll be able to tell the males right away, they'll have a white spot on their heads smile

And I can't imagine them being exceptionally meaner than most other roosters... RIR's and Barred rocks are both good birds smile

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Edited by lux_interior - 6/6/09 at 6:03am
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My name is Toni - I am the Mother of 1 beautiful 3 year old son, 1 boxer/pitt mix, 1 cat, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Cinnamon Queens, 1 Australorp, 1 Black Jersey Giant, 1 Barred Rock, 1 White Rock, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Black Cochin, 1 Brown Leghorn, 1 Light Brahma, 2 Araucana's, and the Fiance of one VERY understanding man
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