buff x barred rock=sex link?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkie33, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. silkie33

    silkie33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you cross a buff rooster with a barred rock hen will you get sex link chicks? if so what color will they be? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well--I don't know, i'm not an expert by any means. We won this chicken at the fair last year and I know she's a "mutt" I was thinking barred rock and buff orp....but I could be wrong.....this is my lovely "Sawdust"--thanks to my 9 yr old son:)
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  3. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Shes pretty. Yuo have to love mutts, and that name fits her very well, lol

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  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I don't think you'd get sex-links, but try it and see. I got sex-links by crossing a standard Frizzled Blue Breasted Red EE roo to my barred rock hen - I was astonished! So you never know!
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yes. Girls will be solid black, boys will be black with a spot on their head. As they grow older, the boys will develop barring with buff coloring leaking through in the hackle and saddle feathers. Females may exhibit color leaking in the hackle area.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Most likely daddy was the barred rock and mama was the buff orpington. Sex linking with barring generally only works when the female carries the barring and the male doesn't.
     
  7. silkie33

    silkie33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about a yellow chick with a dark stipe on its head? Any ideas what color it will feather out to be/
     
  8. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Nope.
     

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