Black Orp Roo x Barred Rock Hen = Sexlinks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by themenagerie, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. themenagerie

    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it matter which side the barred parent is on to get sex links? I have a beautiful, extremely large Black Orp Roo. I am looking forward to spring, any hens will be layers, males will go to freezer camp. I'm just wondering if I will be able to sex at hatch.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, they will be sex linked if the hen is the barred parent. She passes barring to her sons only. Males will have a head spot, females will not at hatch. You could not do that if the barred parent was the rooster rather than the hen.
     
  3. themenagerie

    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Speckledhen!
     

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