BR Roo + RIR hen =????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jjparke, May 13, 2008.

  1. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about crossbreeding my BR rooster with my friends RIR hens. I have heard this makes a sex link? Anybody know??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, it won't. The barring from the roo will be passed to all of the chicks. For a sexlink, the hen must be the barred one.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Interesting! [​IMG] Speckledhen would know! I'm glad you threw your 2 cents in, Cyn.
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Have some first hand experience with that one. I just happened to have hatched out several chicks, all having Barred Rock mothers, with different sires. All males were barred from the mothers, all females were basically solid black with just a hint of gold in the hackle on a few. The sires were Silver Phoenix, Cochin/Silkie cross and Easter Egger. Well, the Easter Egger crosses were different-no boys from that pairing. The girls were beautiful with lots of spangling. They are rooster-red's two broody hens, Iris and Hazel! Gorgeous girls, both of them.
     
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