Cross breeding RIR Roster and BR hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by I*Eat*Chickens*Yum, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anyone have any pics of the chickens from cross breeding RIR with BR's ? Thanks !
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's called a black sexlink. The males will have a white spot on their heads at hatch. The pullets will be black with brown/gold on their chests and the males will look like a badly barred Barred Rock, maybe with a greenish tail feather.
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cynthia,

    Great work answering that one. I see you continue to be a student of chicken genetics. Adam sent me a PM and I believe he can accomplish his project in a few years.

    Tim
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, Tim! Yep, told Adam you were the go-to guy. We appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help us out on all the genetics questions.
     
  5. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wow that was quick and easy. I am definitely going to raise some of those. I have a RIR Roo and Barred Rock Hens. Thanks !!
     
  6. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it have to be a RIR rooser and a BR hen or can it be the other way around? We have both combinations but we are thinking of getting rid of our RIR rooster because he's such a jerk!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It cannot be the other way around. The BR has to be the hen-she passes barring to her sons. If the BR was the rooster, all chicks would be barred and not sexlinked.
     
  8. rughooker

    rughooker Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm a newbie at chicken breeding. My friend gave be some banties last summer. I thought they were all related. Can brothers and sisters mate? Also I am getting some silkies in a month. Will thay mate with my other banties? [​IMG] rughooker
     
  9. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, Thanks for the clarification. I guess we will think twice about getting rid of our RIR rooster then.
     
  10. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more question... How do you breed a red sezxlink? And is this basically the same as the Red Stars that you see some hatcheries selling?
     

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