Cross Breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hittman, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Hittman

    Hittman Out Of The Brooder

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    My gameplan is to cross breed my Red sex-link rooster to different kinds of Hens.
    Here are my crosses.
    Red sex-link rooster X Rhode island red hen
    Red sex-link rooster X Pearl white leghorn hen
    Red sex-link rooster X Red sex-link hen
    Red sex-link rooster X Production red hen
    What do yall think the out come would be. Far as color build and egg production and egg color.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Since Red Sex Links are hybrids that do not produce true even when bred to each other, there is no way to accurate predict what specific characteristics you will get from these crosses. They will basically be barnyard mutts with a lot of red and white feathers, and while they will likely be good layers, they may not lay as well as any of the mother hens (all of which are excellent layers).
     
  3. Acable14

    Acable14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes i done this with golden sexlink roo and rir hen and golden sexlink hen they never came out the same but great birds
     

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