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Breeding sex-links

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Was wondering what would be the best or ideal rooster to breed to red and black sex links? thanks

post #2 of 6

Rhode Island Red x Barred Rock = Black Sexlink

Rhode Island Red x Delaware = Red Sexlink

 

If I can keep a RIR rooster alive or not get mean I will be raising them. :) Just need to buy more BR's and Delaware's hens. But I do love these breeds. :)

"Breeding Quality Rhode Island Red's and Black Sexlinks"
Mother to 19 chickens, 1 dog and 1 cat. 

Getting 1 to 3 eggs from my girls! Cannot wait to get off those nasty store eggs.

 

 

 

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"Breeding Quality Rhode Island Red's and Black Sexlinks"
Mother to 19 chickens, 1 dog and 1 cat. 

Getting 1 to 3 eggs from my girls! Cannot wait to get off those nasty store eggs.

 

 

 

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I have 9 black sex link hens and 8 red sex link hens. Just wondering
what would be the best rooster to breed these with
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Can you not breed them with black sex link/red sex link roosters?

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The black sex link is tough to breed to, to make an attractive offspring, in our experience.  A pure Barred Rock will produce chicks almost identical to a Barred Rock, but it may be muddied a bit, and red tones may still appear.  

 

With a red sex link, a pure Red bird makes a really nice chick.  I'd choose either a RIR or NH. 

 

You might be interested in this thread of our experience.     http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/660815/breeding-sex-links-third-generation

 

 

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Do you know your babies won't be sex linked? So really, any rooster is fine as you'll be making barnyard mixes anyway. Just choose a rooster with traits you want to pass along--I always start with temperment and go from there--is he nice sized, if you know his momma was she a good layer, etc. 

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Rachel BB

Relapsed with leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant this time. If you're interested in joining the donor registry, please go to http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.

 

Getting chemo takes a lot of blood products!  http://www.redcross.org/blood

 

I will praise You in this storm.

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