Creating Sex-Links

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Catfish267, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2012
    I Don't Remember
    Hi everyone! For a long time I have been wanting to make sex-link chickens that I could sell. I don't really care if they are Black, red, brown, or golden comets just as long as you can determine their sex by color when they are chicks. I know that if you want a red sex link you can mix a RIR rooster and a Rhode Island white hen. but this only works if they have certain traits. My big question is can I get the parent stock from a hatchery like cackle or Murray Mcmurray. I want to make sure it will work if I spend all that money on hatchery chicks. If this might not work than how can I aquire parent stock for making sex-links?
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:RIR x Delaware hens make for great Sexlinks... good luck
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Well, hatchery stock is what the hatcheries use to make their sex-links......[​IMG]

    Yes, hatchery stock is great. Have you seen takerson's massive sex link thread? He has a great chart saying what breeds can be crossed with which, and which breeds to avoid.

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