Barred rock rooster/Rhode Island Red hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jkirby, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. jkirby

    jkirby New Egg

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    Hi, I am new to the forum and from what I've seen so far, this is a great place! I live in SE Oklahoma and have a flock of Barred Rocks and RI Reds. I know that when the RI rooster mates with the BR hens, I will get black sex links. Does anyone know what the outcome of the BR rooster mating with the RI hens? Thanks in advanced for all your help.
     
  2. grandads

    grandads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know the answer too.
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is my understanding that the hens will all be barred and the roos will be black
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all barred progeny.. if the rooster is homozygous....
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    There is no sex-linking in a Barred Rock male x RIR female. All offspring will have barring.
     
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  6. jkirby

    jkirby New Egg

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    That's kinda what I thought from reading about other breeds but couldn't find anything specifically about what I have. I just got a brand-new incubator and turner as a gift yesterday and can't wait to try it out. Didn't know I was getting it and had already promised a flat of eggs to a customer for tomorrow. . . darn it! Hmmm......wonder if he would believe the hens are on strike? [​IMG] Just kidding. Thanks for the info everyone. Where are u located Rodrigues? I'm in oklahoma about 30 miles from AR.
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    haha! You're a bit closer to AR than I am. I'm up in the NE OK/ NW AR part of the states.

    I drive to OK on weekends to work..and then drive back to AR for school!
     
  8. baileytacey1

    baileytacey1 New Egg

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    I think you get a Black Rock
     
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  9. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's a few pics. I found here on the BYC of what the cross in question will look like. [​IMG]

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    I've got some eggs in the incubator right now of BRxRIR cross, they are due to hatch this Fri. and Sat.

    Some also call them Gourmet Blacks [​IMG]

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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They'll all be barred with a BR sire. No sexlinking at all.
     

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