Black Sex Link Rhode Island Red cross

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickmagnet1218, May 17, 2016.

  1. chickmagnet1218

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    Hey guys I don't have any pictures yet but I was wondering what breed of chicken would come from a Black sex link and a rhode island red cross. Has anyone had any experience with this type before? Will the hens go broody? Are they good egg layers? I am asking because I have young black sex link roos not of mating age yet and reds who are of age. Guess I just need some info! Also if you have any pictures of what these two types will look like please post them to this thread! Thanks
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It won't be a breed, they'll be mixed breed birds.

    The black sex link rooster will give you 50% barred chicks and 50% solid chicks, regardless of gender.

    If he's a classic sex link with a Red sire, he carries some genes for red, as well as the hen. So your chicks will be a mix of black and red, some barred and some solid. You won't have any sex linkage with the chicks.

    I have a pic of a pullet who had a bsl sire, and her mother was gold based but not a RIR. I do think she's pretty close to what you'll get with some of your birds....

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    your barred birds will have similar color to a Rhodebar. Your solid hens will look a lot like black sex link hens in color, and your solid roosters will be black with lots of red leakage, similar in color to a black copper Marans.

    As far as broodiness and production, that depends on the parent stock. If the parents are prone to broodiness, in my experience that carries down the the offspring. Same for egg production. If they're all hatchery birds, I'd expect good egg production and not so much of the broodiness.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be good layers.
     
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    ^ Sorry lol, do you know if they will be more broody?
     
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    I hear that RIR are bred egg layers so they are less broody.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say they aren't likely to be broody.
     
  8. chickmagnet1218

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    Dang, thanks for your input. I bought some silkies to help hatch eggs. I just wish I had some standard chickens that would help in that process.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpington x Cochin cross is the best I've found.
     
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    Are cochin standard size?
     

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