Backyard sexlinks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by saddina, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Ok, I'm in city limits and can only have hens, however when I ordered pullets only I still got a 50/50 split (I left the yellow peanuts for the person I split the order with, and picked out RIR and BR's, those were all supposed to be sexed female).

    I now have 1 BR roo and RIR/BR hens, if I incubate the eggs the RIR/BR cross should be sex linked, but what colors would the girls be? (I'd move the BR girl into a seperate pen for a few days of laying, to be sure they were crossed eggs).
     
  2. I think black sex links are all black and the difference between the boys and the girls is that one of the sexes ( I don't remember which one, dangit!) hatches with a white spot on the head.
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    I know reversed, BRhen and RIR roo is how 1 group of sexlinks are made.

    The males will be sent to my grandparents farm, where thier maleness is allowed.
     
  4. killer

    killer Songster

    the males have spot on head. hens are solid black.
     
  5. nhnanna

    nhnanna Songster

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    I think the males are also barred and the female a solid color.
     
  6. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    1 BR roo and RIR/BR hens,

    The offspring of these won't be sex linked.​
     
  7. killer

    killer Songster

    your right it would work if they are reversed
     

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