barred roo X RIR hens ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bluesGuy, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. bluesGuy

    bluesGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    will a cross of a barred roo and RIR hens result in sexable by color chicks?

    thanx in advance.
     
  2. myfivegirls

    myfivegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. It's the other way around that makes sex-links. If you crossed a RIR roo x barred hens, you'd get black w/ red leakage females and barred males.
    If you did the Barred roo x RIR hen, you'd get barred males and females, some of which would have some red/gold leakage, but they wouldn't be sexable at hatch.

    This thread will also help answer some of your questions about breeding sex-links:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
     
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    myfivegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. bluesGuy

    bluesGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    ok ): thank you, one more question. after mating how long until the hens eggs are fertile?

    the help much appreciated
     

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