Barred Rock or Plymouth Rock?

ChickChic00

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Can you breed a rir rooster and a barred Rock hen and get the sex link chick or does it have to be rir and Plymouth Rock? I have rir rooster. Just wanting to know if I need a barred Rock or Plymouth Rock in order to tell chicks gender. Thank for help. Much appreciated!!
 

sylviethecochin

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A Barred Rock is more properly known as a Barred Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock is the breed, Barred is the colour variation.

You can get sexlinks by crossing almost any rooster over a barred hen. (Dominant white roosters, such as Leghorns, would hide the barring and so the chicks would be impossible to sex. But almost any other rooster over a (pure) Barred Rock hen should result in black chicks, with the males being barred.)

EDT: What I mean is that any other barred breed, such as the Dominique or a Bielfelder, would also produce sexlinked chicks. You just have to make sure that the parent breeds would produce dark-coloured offspring so that the white headspot stands out.
 

ChickChic00

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Sep 10, 2019
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A Barred Rock is more properly known as a Barred Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock is the breed, Barred is the colour variation.

You can get sexlinks by crossing almost any rooster over a barred hen. (Dominant white roosters, such as Leghorns, would hide the barring and so the chicks would be impossible to sex. But almost any other rooster over a (pure) Barred Rock hen should result in black chicks, with the males being barred.)

EDT: What I mean is that any other barred breed, such as the Dominique or a Bielfelder, would also produce sexlinked chicks. You just have to make sure that the parent breeds would produce dark-coloured offspring so that the white headspot stands out.
Thank you so much!!
 
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