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BREEDING RED SEXLINK ROOSTER TO RED SEXLINK HEN. WHATS THE OUTCOME

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hittman, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Hittman

    Hittman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a red sexlink rooster and I just bought some red sexlink hens. What would be the outcome of the cross.

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    This is my red sexlink rooster.
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Alot of interesting and mixed up stuff. Both the parents are mixes so the offspring will be a potpourri for sure.
     
  3. Hittman

    Hittman Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont mind the mixing just kinda wondering what they would look like.
     
  4. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. No way to know what they will look like until you see them [​IMG]. But they should be good egg layers.
     
  5. Hittman

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    Thanks guys guess will see in spring time. I'll post some pics.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Black, white with spots and streaks, reddish white mix, all kinds of stuff.

    Egglaying often takes a hit as the vigor of the first hybrid "nick" is lost on the next go round. Still good enough though.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Fred's Hens. Since Red Sex Links are hybirds which will not breed true, the offspring will just be barnyard mutts. They should be decent layers, although likely not as good as their RSL mothers.
     
  8. Dead Rabbit

    Dead Rabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my experience they laid just as well

    I'm sure it's depending on the original stock I found the f1 generation color sexing did the opposite. The vast majority of the light colored chicks turned out to be roosters and the vast majority of the dark colored chicks were pullets. There were exceptions. But off the top of my head this color sexing of the second generation was close to 80% maybe even a little more.
     
  9. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    The color controlling gene here is silver/gold. Silver (white) is incompletely dominant over gold (red). Your roo has one gene of each color and your hens have only a gold. The chicks will look like this:

    males:
    50% silver/gold like their father - will look silver like their father
    50% gold/gold - will be red like their mother

    females (only inherit this gene from their father):
    50% silver - white like their father
    50% gold - red like their mother

    The interesting part is if you raise these chicks up and cross the gold/gold (red) roos with the silver (white) hens. The resulting progeny will once again be sex linked:
    males - silver/gold, light colored chicks
    females - gold, dark colored chicks
     
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  10. Hittman

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    Thanks guys thus info is helpful and appreciated. Iam a newbie at this.
     

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