Barred rooster over RIR question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bargain, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    A friend of mine wants to put a barred rock rooster over RIR for sex linked chickens....I don't think they will be sex linked but all barred. Can anyone tell me?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You're right Nancy, the will NOT be sexlinked, they would be all Barred, some may black barred and some will be a creleish/red barred. Look at this thread in post # 38 by PaintedGemsRanch https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=273027&p=4 I hatched a roo just like him from a Barred Roo on RIR hen cross, but I have also hatched one that was a roo, and he was het. Barred (Dark Barred)

    For the Sexlinks you would need to cross the RIR Roo with Barred Rock hens.
     
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  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Thanks Rareroo! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I second that, Nancy. Must be RIR roo over BR hen.
     
  5. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched some a week ago. They are RIR hen x Barred Rock roo. I'll get some pics to post so you can see how they look.

    I agree with the other posters. It should be RIR roo over Barred Rock hen to be sex linked. But I just wanted to post pics so you could see what you get from the Rock roo and Red hen.

    Delaware's in the backround, Red/Rocks are the black ones in this pic
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Many have hatched chicks from my BR rooster over several different breeds. Makes a fine bird, just not a sexlinked one.
     

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