Crossing a Rhode Island White Rooster with a Red Hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pioneer Girl, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Pioneer Girl

    Pioneer Girl New Egg

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    I have a Rhode Island White Rooster and some Rhode Island Red hens. What will the chicks look like and will I be able to sex them
     
  2. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Where did you get the Rhode Island White Rooster? That will a big difference, Hatchery so called "Rhode Island Whites" are sex-link silver where a lot of breeder's R.I.Whites are Receive White.

    Either way the offspring would be cross breeds and no longer a "Rhode Island" since they are two different breeds.

    Chris
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You'll be able to sex them 100% at 20 weeks [​IMG]

    Sorry, I'm guessing you're asking about making sex link chicks? You've got your genders crossed for doing that, you'd need a red rooster over a silver hen. I'm not even going to go into how rare true Rhode Island Whites are, or the silver vs dominant white genes.
     

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