barred rock rooster crossed with either red sussex, red rock cross. browns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gipsy, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. gipsy

    gipsy New Egg

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    have a rooster to cross but am low on red's any ideas for crosses and what I would get, have buff orpingtons, buff brahma, red rock cross, red sussex, browns.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are you talking color-wise? Your barred rock roo will throw all barred chicks, to some degree or another.
    Rock offspring are usually good layers and make decent table birds.
     
  3. gipsy

    gipsy New Egg

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    I don't have the red's to cross with the barred and want to see if i can get a sex link match up so I can seperate the boys from the girls.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need a barred female to produce black sex linked chicks. A barred male will normally produce all barred offspring.The red sussex over a barred rock female will produce what you want.

    Tim
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    you have the making of an Autosexing breed project.. are you interested? let me know
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I am! :D

    Tell me what I have to do. I have plenty of barred rocks, and I have RIRs, Red Sex Link, Delaware, Buff Cochin, Partridge Cochin, Silkies, Naked Necks (red and black), Easter Eggers, among others. Can I do it with any of those?
     

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