Black sex-link roosters

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by houseofclucks, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. houseofclucks

    houseofclucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, Does any have pictures of a black sex-link rooster. How are they? Are they mean? I have black sex link eggs in my incubator so I know there will be a few roosters in the bunch. I also know the black sex-link trait does not breed true. For that reason nobody whats them, so I'd like to keep one as long as he is not to mean. I was just wondering what they look like. Thanks to all that reply.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    What kind of roo do you have over your black sex link hens? That would help us.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A black sexlink rooster looks like a badly barred Barred Rock, sometimes with lots of white in the hackles and a green tail feather or two.
     
  4. houseofclucks

    houseofclucks Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs I have are from a barred rock hen and a RIR male. Its my understanding that those are the breeds needed for a black sex-link chick.
     
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  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    That will work ONLY if the Bared Rock is a true Bared Rock and the RIR is a true RIR the other thing is that the Bared Rock has to have the silver gean...
    Chris
     
  6. lux_interior

    lux_interior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As babies, you'll be able to tell the males right away, they'll have a white spot on their heads [​IMG]

    And I can't imagine them being exceptionally meaner than most other roosters... RIR's and Barred rocks are both good birds [​IMG]

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