Black Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by barra060, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. barra060

    barra060 Out Of The Brooder

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    My father in law decided to downgrade the size of his flock and gave my family most of them. They're a mix of barred rocks and what I was told were black rock hens. The roo is also the black rock. Are the black rocks the same as black sex links? What is the tell-tale sign to sex them at birth? Does the lineage/sex linking continue when a black sex link roo mates with a a black sex link hen? What do you get when a barred rock mates with the roo? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Black Rocks are a standardized bantam chicken breed (just a black version of the Barred Plymouth Rock bantam), but "Black Rock" is also another name for a hybrid, sex-linked chicken. I am not sure if they are exactly the same as a Black Sex-Link, but I think that they are similar. Black sex-links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and Barred Rock hen. The male chicks will have a white spot on their head at hatch, while female chicks will not. And no, the sex-linking characteristic does not continue when two Black Sex-links breed with each other; because they're a hybrid, the second-generation chicks will not share the same features as their parents. I'm not sure what will happen if a Barred Rock mates with a Black-Sex Link rooster.
     
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  3. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will do my best to answer these questions not 100% accuracy.

    Are the black rocks the same as black sex links? yes
    http://poultrykeeper.com/chicken-breeds/black-rock-chickens

    What is the tell-tale sign to sex them at birth?
    Black Sex-Links are produced using a Barred Rock as the mother. Both sexes hatch out black, but the males have a white dot on their heads. Pullets feather out black with some red in neck feathers. Males feather out with the Barred Rock pattern along with a few red feathers. Black Sex-Links are often referred to as Rock Reds.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html

    Does the lineage/sex linking continue when a black sex link roo mates with a a black sex link hen?
    NO
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/214692/do-sex-links-breed-true

    What do you get when a barred rock mates with the roo?
    You will get a mix of black ones and barred ones might have some red leakage in the feathers as well.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Quote:X2,i'm not sure what will happen if a barred rock mates with a black sex link rooster, now I am curious
     
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    Quote:I wondered, but where is the red leakage coming from?
     
  6. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:O ya, I knew that. I was just thinking a barred male and an al black female, where did the red come from. Wasnt thinkig back far enough lol (i have my moments)
     
  8. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a lot of information to process ,even though I know it I still have to go back and verify the info again just to be sure.
     
  9. barra060

    barra060 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. I should know at the end of this week what I have. Mutts is my best guess. I have 6 in the gator right now. Actually 7 but candling makes me think one died, as the rest are all near black inside.
     
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    Quote:What does the egg look like that you think is dead. It could just be developing a little slower than the others. It all just depends.
     

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