Can you breed a redstar rooster to ri red

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eddie8629, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. eddie8629

    eddie8629 New Egg

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    Can you breed red start rooster to ri red and what would you get?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    A Red Sex Link cock over a Rhode Island Red hen would produce 50% Silver (white) offspring with red leakage (they would look similar the father) and 50% red offspring with possible white leakage (similar to a RSL hen).
     
  3. eddie8629

    eddie8629 New Egg

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    A Red Sex Link cock over a Rhode Island Red hen would produce 50% Silver (white) offspring with red leakage (they would look similar the father) and 50% red offspring with possible white leakage (similar to a RSL hen).[/quote. Will they still be great laying hens or should I find a ri red rooster instead?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A male chicken can breed pretty much any female chicken, as long as they're compatible size-wise. Breed does not matter in the least when reproduction is on the line [​IMG].

    Agree with Misha, you'll get a mix of red and white birds. They'll be very good layers of brown eggs.
     
  5. eddie8629

    eddie8629 New Egg

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    Ok thanks everyone
     

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