Breeding, sex-links, how to?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tororider, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you breed a sex link? The guy I buy my eggs from has a rhode island red rooster and mostly barred rock and white rock hens with a couple buff orps as well. Does a rir roo and barred rock make a black sex link? Thanks. He only charges $1.50 for eggs so I thought that might be a cheap way to start trying to incubate.
     
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So are sex link roos good meat birds? If I understand correctly the links I would get would be black and red sex links with maybe some rir x bo mixes that wouldn't be sexable? Thanks for that great link.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    BSL's will be better 'meat birds' than any purebreed cockrel will be. However, raising non-broilers for meat is always disappointed and the economics don't work out. You're better off buying organic, free range chicken than trying to raise heavy breeds for meat.

    How to make sex links. You have everything you need:

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html
     

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