A Rhode Island Red Rooster to Produce Multiple Sex Link Types

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bullitt, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking having a Rhode Island Red rooster and these four breeds of hens would be a good way to have one flock of chickens and produce a variety of sex link types which allow easy identification of the males and females of each cross. The Sex Link hens are also very popular because they lay eggs very well. This would be a good flock for someone who wanted to sell chicks also.


    Black Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Barred Plymouth Rock females.

    Gold Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Rhode Island White females.

    Red Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Delaware females.

    Brown Sex Links are a cross using Rhode Island Red males and silver factor White Rock females.




    Has anyone done this with a Rhode Island Red rooster and at least two of these breeds of hens?

    Any thoughts on this?
     

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