Couple questions about cross breeding...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jeffross1968, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    I'm going to be setting my first eggs in an incubator tomorrow, and I'm trying to decide which ones. At the end of this post, I'll put some pics. I think my roo is some kind of production red or RIR cross. Not sure. Maybe you can help with that too. Anyway, for black sex links, you cross a red or solid roo with a barred hen? Other than a barred rock, which I have one of, what other breeds are considered "barred". Would I be able to cross any of the following to get a sex-link, and does anyone have experience crossing a roo like mine, with these breeds: Barred Rock, SLW, SS, Light Brahma, BO, Brown Leghorn, EE.

    Below is a decent pic of my roo (from a couple weeks ago...he's really matured a lot since then), plus a couple crazy pics that should show most of the hens currently being mated...


  2. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Songster

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    Love the picture!! Too cute!

    I don't know anything about making sex-links, but your picture made me smile.
  3. I don't know anything either but glad I tuned in to see your hysterical photo! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
    im no expert but i think slw would work and maybe light brahma...
  5. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    LOL, glad you like the pic. They get a little aggressive when it comes to bread, hahaha!

    I was thinking the same thing, allmychickens, at least about my SLW. Hadn't really thought about the Brahma. Also wondering if enough of the blue egg gene will be passed down, or if I'll end up with brown eggs if I hatch something from our EE. Her eggs are sky blue.
  6. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    that slw is a beautiful bird
  7. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

    Jul 5, 2011
    an egg
    They're ATTACKING LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]

    love the pic
  8. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:Thanks. She's got the best personality too. Very noisy, always sits on the back porch and calls for me. Hilarious!
  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:I can't even get all the way out the door before they begin gathering at the bottom of the steps. I have to be very careful as I walk to my chair, and within a second of sitting down, I get 3 to 5 chickens on me. Completely nuts!
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Love the pic. [​IMG]

    Your cockerel is indeed a Sex-Link, although technically he's the offspring of Sexlink x Sexlink.

    Him crossed with the following make the following:

    - Sex-linked birds, females will be either buff partial laced or gold partial laced. Males will be mostly white with reddish and yellow shoulders.

    - They'll look like EE's, some will be mostly white, most will lay green or brown eggs.

    Barred Rock - Sex-linked birds, males will be either barred or white barred; Females will be mostly black with hints of red on the neck and breast.

    Buff Orpington
    - They'll look very similar to your Orpington hen but darker, some will have white on them.

    Brown Leghorn - Same as the EE's, they'll be brown with black or white markings on them.

    Light Brahma - Sex-linked birds, females will be Buff Columbian with possible white, males will be Yellowish Columbian, possibly almost solid yellow.

    Speckled Sussex - Mostly reddish colored birds. Some might have white tails/neck.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011

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