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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GoldenEggCoop, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. GoldenEggCoop

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    I am looking to breed my Rhode Island Red rooster to my barred rock hens for black sexlink offsprings. What other breeds are good to breed with this rooster? These are the other breeds I have that I can put with him. Amber Link, Black Australop, Black Laced Wayondotte, Black Sex Link, Black Gaints, Buff Orpington, Colombian Rock, Dark Bramahan, Easter Egger, Light Bramahan, Marans, RIR, Salmon Faverolles, Silkie, White Leghorn. TIA
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
    The best matches would depend on your goal for the breedings. If you put him over silver based hens (the columbian rock, lilght brahma) you will have red sex link chicks. On your wyandotte you have it listed as a black laced wyandotte -- generally those are listed as silver laced, gold laced, blue laced red, etc -- the lacing on the first two being back lacing around silver or gold -- which color is/are your wyandotte(s). If they are silver laced then they, too, can be used for red sex links.
    Of course putting him over your RIR hens would yield RIR chicks.
     
  3. GoldenEggCoop

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    Thank you! I didn't think about red sex links. I'm not sure what my wyandottes are I guess because they were listed as that at rural King and are still chicks. Is there a way to tell before they feather by chance?
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes, given where you got them it is most likely they are either gold or silver laced -- if you post a photo of them we can determine which.
     
  5. GoldenEggCoop

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    Sorry I haven't gotten back I have been super busy. My chickens are golden lace. They are turning gold coloring. It's not letting me upload a picture from my phone.
     

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