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Cross Breed Questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RHewitt, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. RHewitt

    RHewitt Songster

    Does anyone know if there are any official or unoffical hybrid names for crossing the following hens with a Rhode Island Red Rooster?

    White Rock, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, or Partridge Rock.

    I can say they make pretty chicks as I recently hatched some and was curious if they actually had a hybrid name. I am sure they will make good brown egg layers.

    Any thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated!
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009

  2. According to the chart that I have an S.L.W. hen and a RIR Roo makes a Cinnamon Queen. An Austrolorp and a RIR Roo makes a Black Cross. A White Rock and a RIR Roo makes a Red Star. Don't have anything for a Partridge Rock. The Cinnamon Queen and the Red Stars are both sex-link where the pullet chicks will be reddish and the cockeral chicks will be white. Different variations can also be used to get the same result. Such as you can use a New Hampshire Roo in place of the RIR.
  3. lilshadow

    lilshadow Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    Quote:Where did you find the chart? I would like to get one.
  4. Hello lilshadow
    I compiled it from lots of research. If you want I can PM it to you. PM me and I will try to get it over to you tomorrow.
  5. RHewitt

    RHewitt Songster

    Great thank you so much! Can you email me the chart you mentioned?

    Cinnoman Queen and Red Star are great egg layers and that is what I wanted. Good news Thanks again!
  6. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    "Brown Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and silver factor White Rock females." According to Ideal Hatchery.

    Ideal says that Red Sex Links have Delaware mothers but that may be a little too restrictive. Feathersite says, "Red Sex-Links are the result of various crosses." So that should be your Rhode Island Red x White Rock, offspring.

    Other crosses are probably not considered named hybrids and not sex links, RIR sire and Australorp dam wouldn't result in any sex linked traits, I don't think.

    . . . just some thoughts


  7. That is true about Red Sex-Links. They are a cross between a Deleware Hen and a RIR Roo. A Red Star is a cross between a White Rock and a RIR.

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