Barred Rock Sexlinks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bedste, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very excited to learn that I can make sexlinks with my Barred Rock hen. You are all the experts so can you please tell me if it is true that I can breed ANY full blooded breed of Rooster with my full blood Barred Rock and all her baby chicks that are solid black will be pullets and the others will be cockeral?
     
  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    You can breed your BR hen to a RIR rooster and have black sex link babies. The cockerels will have a light marking on the back of their heads and the pullets will be solid black.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can use many roosters with your BR hen. I had some with Silver Phoenix rooster over BR hen. Males were barred and dark like a BR pullet and the female was solid black, very pretty. Had some with a Cochin/Silkie cross rooster over BR hens. Male looked like a BR male with a poufy head, girls were solid black with poufy heads.
     

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