Anyone know anything about RED ROCKS? A cross with a Barred Rock & RR

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lildinkem, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am Bill & am new to raising chickens.
    And have a few other types. And was curious IF anyone knows anything about crossbred Rhode Island Red and Barred Rocks? And what to expect from that cross? I know the 4 Rhode Island Red pullets I have blow away all my other birds in this cold weather. 7 eggs since yesterday morning from 4 birds.
    thank you
     
  2. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first off, [​IMG]
    second, i think the first generation (F1) will be barred but I don't know much more than that! [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's a black sexlink, if the RIR is the male.
     
  4. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the reply jake
    I have a few of the Easter egger Americaunas, And one true showline Roo from a lady here in Indiana. I have never shown. I have two gorgeous Black Orp pullets. They look like little turkeys their so fluffed out. And 3 Brahmas, a few Marans, a few jersey Giant, & the 4 Rhode pullets with 5 Barred pulls and 2 Barred Roos, I am hatching the Marans and Barred and soon to be cross. I just don't want anymore Roos. These Rhodes layed 7 eggs in 36 hours. It is hard to want to get rid of any type of bird that can do that in SUB ZERO TEMPS. I only have standard size birds. A friend of mine has a few True rumpless tufted Americaunas. Their bantams. Here in Indy I think bantams might have issues with our harsh weather changes. My big birds seem to thrive in any condition.
    Nice to meet you
    take care
    Bill
     
  5. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful bird Speckledhen. My Roo is the Barred Rock. All the RIR's I have, for now, are pullets. I am starting to love them for their persistant laying.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have three BR roosters. The chicks will all have barring with that combination of BR over RIR.
     
  7. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I had read too. I heard this cross will produce a sex link chick. Is that true? IF so how do you tell which is what?
    thank you for the reply
    Bill
     
  8. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make it 8 eggs since yesterday morning for 4 pullets. That is not too bad...
     
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    In order for you to have sex links, you have to have a RIR roo over barred hens. Im not exactly sure what the babies look like, I think the pullets are black, I dont know what color the roos would be. If you breed a barred roo over RIR hens, they won't be sex linked, all the chicks will have some form of barring.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The rooster chicks from the sexlink are black with a white spot on their head, the pullets have no spot. I think I have that right.
     

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