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Barred rock question??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by peruvian_princess, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Ok I have 2 BR roos and i was wanting to know what would i get if I bred him to my RIR hens? Would the chicks be sex linked or just mutts? I am having to decide whether or not I want to keep one of the roos so this info will help me decide that.
     

  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    From what i understand, it needs to be the other way around.-- RIR roo with barred rock hens.

    If you breed the way you are talking you will just get mutts. Sorry....
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She's correct. All the chicks will be barred. For a sexlink, the hen has to be the Barred one.
     
  4. Oh well that is no good for me. I guess hubby will get his way with them after all. Thanks ya'll.
     
  5. WrenAli

    WrenAli Songster

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    Quote:Does anyone know why it works that way, genetically? I would assume that it would work either way, but maybe not?
     
  6. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Quote:Does anyone know why it works that way, genetically? I would assume that it would work either way, but maybe not?

    I remember reading it somewhere,a long time ago. I think it was posted back when this was the 'old' byc. maybe try a search. on creating sexlinks...
     

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